Happy New Year and Bush quotes
I want to reflect on three 2005 issues with some quotes of from Bush
1) "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
President Bush Praising Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricane Katrina
Former FEMA Director Mike Brown and this administration has done the worst job in responding to Hurricane Katrina. I find this was the most important issue of the year, because it was the worst natural disaster on American soil, it showed how weak, racist, and heartless the Federal Government's response was to Hurricane Katrina. I have said before in this blog, on a previous post where I fully stand on all the issues and factors revolving around the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
2)"We've got to get us an energy plan."
—Bush, Feb. 4, 2005.
Well, we do, and I agree, but I don't see you actively trying to do so. Drilling in Alaska isn't going to solve the problem long term, its a temporary solution, and that's how this administration sees problems, as a temporary political solution to raise polls and image. If he really was concerned with getting an energy plan, he wouldn't have focused so much on Social Security and Tax Reform earlier on the year, (which thankfully the public and Congress did not buy) and he would have signed on to the Kyoto Protocol. We are one of 2 (including Australia) indsutrialized countries that have not signed onto the Kyoto Protocol. It shows where our interests and priorities lie, with money and greed instead of trying to improve the Earth that God gave us.
3) "I'm perfectly comfortable in telling you, our country is one that safeguards human rights and human dignity, and we resolve our disputes in a peaceful way."
—Bush, answering a Russian reporter's question at a Feb. 24 appearance in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin
If that is so, explain the policy and war you sold to the American public, over 2,000 lives lost, and even more American injuries, and let's not forget Iraqi deaths and injuries. We are continuing to see that we had no exit strategy and no plan for peace. Hopefully we can realize that the best policy was to withdrawal our troops from this heartless and greed fueled war. Secretary of Defense has called for Troop Cuts, hopefully that trend will continue, and that will follow through in the future.