Last week, President Bush gave Congress his last State of the Union speech. Proving that the presidency erodes a man--he looked worn, haggard, colorless and beaten. His words rang vacant, hollow and scratched like fingernails across the chalkboard of Americans’ sense of honesty.
In truth, he looked every bit the part of a new book: “The Bush Tragedy” by Jacob Weisberg. Newsweek reported, “As Bush’s presidency nears its end, prospects for the Republicans look bleak…GOP candidates running in the wake of his wreckage can learn much from his failures…he squandered the peoples’ trust.”
On January 20, 2001, he raised his right hand and placed his left hand on the Holy Bible, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” (Article 2, section 1)
He repeated the same ceremony for a second time.
Concerning the basics of our U.S. Constitution: he lied to us, he violated his oath of office and created a boondoggle of a legacy as he mounted $3 trillion onto our national debt. He oversaw the loss of millions of jobs, accelerating trade deficits and foisted a complete fraud on us as to national security from terrorism with his failure to secure our borders.
What about how he affected American families? What did he do to us on a personal level? What didn’t he do to preserve, protect and enhance our lives?
I’ll tell you how! Last week, in Denver, Colorado, 21 year old U.S. Army soldier Duncan Crookston died after five months of misery. He suffered both legs blown off, his right arm amputated and his left hand cut from his body. He suffered horrific burns. His young wife sat by his bedside for five months only to see Crookston’s life slip away.
That same sickening scenario repeated itself 3,900 times in the past six years since George Bush declared an unlawful war against a sovereign nation--after he strutted across an aircraft carrier with a banner that read, “Mission Accomplished!” It means 3,900 family members trusted Bush to carry out his oath of office, but instead, he deceived them and us--into a vain war. He maintains his corrupt war with no plan for withdrawal—only more death and chaos.
One mother said, “Why is Bush preparing for his daughter’s wedding while I plan for my son’s funeral?”
While he prolongs his personal war in Iraq, he protects the Korean border with 35,000 U.S. troops while allowing millions of illegal aliens and uncounted terrorists full access across our southern borders for the past seven years. Any president with a brain larger than a prairie dog’s would have sealed our southern borders on 9/12/01 as the oath of office demands.
While he kills or maims our kids in Iraq, thousands of our citizens suffered death from illegal aliens who drive drunk, murder, rape, rob and distribute drugs. All of those nightmares would have been prevented if he had followed through on his oath of office by securing our borders. (Article IV, Section 4)
The other results of his Iraq War? He poured $600 billion and up to $1 trillion down a rat hole in Iraq and Afghanistan that hasn’t improved those countries one iota—and hasn’t caught Bin Laden or made this country safer. He killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. He inflamed the rest of the world against us. Over 75 percent of the troops from other countries pulled out. He’s maimed and amputated 29,000 of our finest kids who trusted his felonious judgment. Every year U.S. Army military suicides rise with 2007 topping at 121 kids. Dr. William Polk, author of “Violent Politics” told Congress last week, “More than 500,000 of our troops will need a lifetime of mental health care following their multiple deployments in Iraq.”
Bush spent 30 minutes insisting on how much progress we’re making in Iraq. Any drunken fool at a bar would lament, “What a crock of horse manure!”
Instead of taking care of the economic business of our nation, he watched annual trade deficits grow to $700 billion. He forced our country to borrow $2 billion daily to float our vacuous economy. Bush watched 10 million more illegal aliens cross our borders while he said, “They come to do the jobs that Americans won’t do.” Migrants do those jobs at slave wages, but they enjoy anchor babies at our expense, free breakfasts and lunches in our schools on our tax dollar and 400,000 convicted felon illegals enjoy free room and board in our prisons. Meanwhile our middle class sank into a new ‘poor class’ here in America.
The facts show that those migrants, now 20 million strong, degraded our culture through lack of assimilation, and now, because of Bush’s non-enforcement policies, we must tolerate, “Press 1 for Spanish or 2 for English.” We must tolerate millions of illegals marching in our streets demanding rights they do not possess in our country, which they unlawfully entered.
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