George W. Bush is Dangerous to
He promotes False Patriotism
George W. Bush has done more harm to the USA since he was
selected as President than Saddam Hussein could do in a life time.
Mr. Bush is planning an invasion of Iraq to distract the
public from the real issues, some of which are:
- Unemployment has risen by 35% since he took office; this means two
million jobs have been lost.
- The federal surplus of $281 billion when he was inaugurated has
become a deficit of $157 billion.
- The stock market is down 34% since January of 2001. If Mr. Bush
continues his vengeance against Iraq, a major stock market crash may occur,
which could lead to another Hoover depression.
- Another 1.4 million people now have no health insurance since he was
selected as President, for a total of over 41 million Americans who can't
afford to get sick.
- Only 13 corporate criminals have been indicted in the corporate crime
wave, and none of them have been the close personal friends of Mr. Bush. He has
not offered to open the books of his and Mr. Cheney's past corporate dealings,
which from what is known indicates they may have been criminal. (The statistics
above are taken from the web site
- Mr. Bush has allowed Mr. Ashcroft, the Attorney General, to take the
nation back to the McCarthy days with regard to human rights in the USA. People
are arrested without due process and blacklists are being drawn up. Mr. Bush
has indicated that anyone who opposes him is not patriotic. Real patriotism is
defending the basic principles on which the USA was founded, freedom and
liberty, not flying a flag and not defending the policies of a President or
Congress that undermine those principles. Benjamin Franklin said in 1759: "They
that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
- Mr. Bush has promoted many issues that are not protective of the
fragile environment in which we live and not promoted issues that protect the
environment; perhaps the most detrimental of which is not supporting efforts to
reduce greenhouse gases worldwide.
- Mr. Bush says that he would rebuild Iraq after attacking it, but he
has not done that with Afghanistan and appears to have no major plan to do so.
Estimates indicate that, under his command, more innocent people have been
killed by USA bombs in Afghanistan than were killed in the World Trade Center
attacks; this is not the way to rebuild a country. (Why hasn't the USA media
regularly told us what the estimates are of the number of innocent people
killed by our bombs in Afghanistan?) Estimates are that many thousands of
innocent people would be killed in a war against Iraq. This is not the way to
secure the safety of the USA and the world; instead it is the way to insure
more terrorism against the USA.
- Mr. Bush has
advocated that the USA use weapons of mass destruction in
future wars, while deploring the development of weapons of mass destruction
in other countries. To insure the safety of the USA and the world he should be
working to reduce weapons of mass destruction in all countries. (The people of
the world know which country has killed the most people with weapons of mass
destruction; the record is about 250 thousand people with two bombs.) He also
is planning to use
Shock and Awe tactics in an Iraq war, a terribly
- Mr. Bush has not been able to catch the major terrorist leaders,
possibly because he is too obsessed with Iraq. Mr. Bush has thrown away the
world cohesion that occurred after the World Trade Center attacks by continuing
his go-it-alone policies in world affairs. The USA would be much safer in a
cohesive world than a fractious one.
- Mr. Bush has used false patriotism to cow Democrats in Congress to
give him what he wants, which has kept them from opposing his trashing of the
USA economy and environment and world leadership by his go-it-alone
Saddam Hussein is a dangerous world leader, but he is not nearly as
dangerous to the USA and the world as is George W. Bush. If Mr. Bush really
wanted to reduce the dangers to the USA, he would be advocating his own regime
change instead of that of Saddam Hussein.
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L. David Roper mailto:email@example.com