Saturday, February 9, 2008
PEACE AND PROSPERITY
Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, President Bush said, "The stakes in November are high. This is an important election. Prosperity and peace are in the balance.” That is true, but not in the way he means it. We can’t help but wonder what kind of Orwellian logic leads him to suggest his party is offering peace and prosperity.
The country is on the brink of a recession. Perhaps the major cause of the impending recession is the implosion created by sub-prime mortgages, which has caused thousands upon thousands of foreclosures, a credit crisis, a falling stock market, and a loss of jobs. The mortgage industry needed some supervision, which the Republican administration was unwilling to give, because that would have been an interference in the market.
And peace! How dare he talk about peace? The country went to war in Afghanistan to try to take out the people who were responsible for the attack on the World Trade Center. But then, instead of pursuing that war with the intensity it deserved, the Bush administration opened another war, an unjustified war that they tried to justify with lies. That war has been an unmitigated disaster for the United States in countless way. George Bush should be ashamed to talk about peace!