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NO, GEORGE, YOU WILL NEVER BE MY PRESIDENT!
AN EXPLANATION FROM TvNewsLIES.org -Nov.2004
No, itís not what you think, George. Itís not that you managed to win this time around. No, itís not that at all. Itís not about sour grapes, George, and itís not about anger. You just canít be my President, George. No way.
Good speech writers, George Ė all that stuff about being a President for all the people- and those heartfelt appeals for togetherness. Nice touch. But, you just canít be my President, George, Iím sorry, but thatís the way it is.
Donít get me wrong, itís not about your failed policies, I could survive them. Itís not about your arrogance or your inability to see the error of your ways. I could deal with that for another four years. Itís not even about your right wing ideology or your faith driven narrow mindedness. Heck, weíre a pluralistic society, and we can agree to disagree. Itís not that at all.
Itís not even about the lies. Politicians lie, and some of them even manage to lie about really important things. I could hope youíd mend your ways and tell the truth from now on. So, itís not about the lies. Much as I abhor a liar, thatís not it. It really isnít.
Itís not about your medieval attitude toward stem cell research, George, or a womanís right to choose. Itís not about your archaic views about gay marriage or your dangerous disdain for the environment. Itís not even that. Itís not even about your being in bed with the NRA or the pharmaceutical companies. Youíre not the first, and you wonít be the last to do that. No, George, thatís not why you wonít pass muster. It really isnít.
So what is it, then? Do you really want to know? Do you really care why you cannot, - I repeat Ė cannot be my president, - not now and not ever? Do you really want to understand why I openly and defiantly refuse to accept you as my President? Do you, really, George? No, you donít. But Iíll tell you anyway:
YOU CANNOT BE MY PRESIDENT, GEORGE BUSH, BECAUSE YOU HAVE SULLIED AND DENIGRATED THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY. THATíS WHY!
I can give you some details, if youíre at all interested. Iíll list only a few of the more serious transgressions of your first term. Then, perhaps, youíll understand why you cannot be my President for a second one.
Oh, by the way, going into the election, most Americans had very little, if any, information about many of your actions as their President. The corporate media in this country acted as your mouthpiece, you know that. The corporate media protected you every inch of the way and told the American public only what you wanted them to know. They promoted your fear and terror campaign with great fanfare and drama. They supported your deceptions and your fabrications, and turned a blind eye to your incompetence. The corporate media, most notably the bogus TV news networks, became your lapdogs, and in the end, the people had no clue.
But I did, as did many millions of informed Americans. I knew what you did, and I knew what you didnít do, and what you were incapable of doing. It is so clear that you abused the power of the Presidency, and you used your position to dismantle the legacy of leadership that came with the job. Thatís precisely why I claim the moral imperative to say that you cannot be my President, George. No way.
In explanation, in case you still donít understand, and for the record, - hereís a short list of your unpardonable offenses:
You committed a clearly impeachable act by manipulating and distorting intelligence information to further your preconceived plans for war.
You exploited the nationís anguish on 9/11 to justify a war you had planned long before that date.
You withheld and falsely classified information that would allow the American people access to vital information about the attacks of 9/11.
By invading and occupying Iraq, you violated the United Nations Charter, to which the United States is a signatory.
You waged an illegal and immoral war against a non belligerent nation, killing 100,000 of its civilians, and maiming thousands more.
You sent American and coalition military men and women into harmís way without adequate war plans, without adequate armor and equipment, without adequate plans for the occupation, and without an exit strategy.
Your unnecessary war of choice in Iraq has resulted in the deaths of nearly 1200 soldiers and in serious injury to thousands more.
You knowingly violated the Geneva Convention by allowing torture and abuse at prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
You unlawfully detained prisoners taken in the war against Afghanistan without charges or legal counsel at Guantanamo Bay.
You unlawfully detained thousands of people in the US without charges or access to legal counsel under the Patriot Act, Ė and have not convicted a single one of any crime.
You ignored and refused to investigate the outing of a CIA agent, whose husband had exposed your fabrication for war.
Your invasion of Iraq has led to unending chaos and violence within the country and endangers the stabilization of the entire Middle East.
Your war has significantly increased membership in worldwide terrorist groups, making our country and the world far more unsafe.
You made our country the most feared and reviled in the world, and our President the most hated in history.
I could go on, but I think these will do, George. Do you understand, now? Can you see why I cannot, under any circumstances, allow you to be my President?
You see, before you took office last time, George, the Presidency of the United States of America was the most respected and most honored office in the entire world. The President of this country was looked up to as the leader of the free world. He was cheered and welcomed and respected all over the world, George, all over the world, Think about that.
You changed all that, George. You are not respected anywhere in the world. Youíre feared and distrusted by our most valued allies. You canít go anywhere in the entire world without huge crowds coming to protest your visitÖ.nowhere, George, not even London. Imagine. But it gets worse. Before this election, they only hated you. Now, the entire world believes that Americans all support your election. Now they hate us, too. Think about that, too.
Thatís about it, George. I hope you understand. Itís not about your politics or your ideas. Itís not about your right wing bent, or your refusal to analyze and examine the complexities of the world. Itís what you did to tear down the fabric of American leadership, George. Itís what you did to the idea of America and itís about what you did to the Presidency itself. Trust, me George, I canít just look the other way. You did far too much damage in your first four years, far, far too much.
So, as you approach your second inaugural, George, count me out. I want no part of it, or you. Iíll be stateless in my heart for the next four years rather than have anyone think that I approve of your Presidency. Iíll have no President at all rather than have anyone think for even a moment that I can forget what youíve done, or that I donít fear what you will do now. Iím sure it wonít put a damper on your celebrations in January, George. Iím sure youíll go right on doing what youíve done this far. But youíll do it with one less American in your care. I just cannot allow you to be my President, George Bush. No way, - none at all.
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