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Message to Rudy Giuliani: Are you certifiably insane?

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I could not believe the lunacy coming from Rudy Giuliani’s when he said, "But the question is how long will it take and how many casualties will we have. If we are on defense, we will have more losses and it will go on longer." He said that to place fear in all of us if a Democrat is elected president in 2008.  Hey, Mr. Giuliani, I for one am tired of the fear-mongering.  Like most Americans and the polls show it, we want to live free, breathe free and have hope restored to all of us.  We are tired of the bondage of fear, Mr. Giuliani. 

If one looks back President Bush’s speech on the U.S.S. Lincoln in which the sign “Mission Accomplished” hung in the back ground, his only accomplished mission was to place fear in the citizenry.  He has turned America into a country that no longer represents the model long ago promised all of us by our founding fathers. 

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Thanks to his Patriot Acts and Military Commissions Act, he stripped our sacred document known as the United States Constitution.  With his signing into law both Patriot Acts and the latter Military Commissions Act, he turned a free country into a state that models one being led by a dictator.  After all, we know he often refers to himself as “the decider” In essence what he showed in signing those acts into law, is that Osama bin Laden and the terrorists that attacked us indeed won.   

Speaking of bin Laden, Keith Olbermann compared that statement made by Giuliani to any number of fearful messages coming from bin Laden.  I do not want a president that resembles a terrorist. 

Speaking of casualties being felt by our men and women in the armed services in which nine died this past weekend due to a suicide car-bomb, I for one am tired of America’s blood and treasure being sacrificed for this present Republican administration.  In my last piece in which I spoke of their deaths, I cited how President Bush attended the Virginia Tech convocation, but never attended one single military funeral.  

In my email box this morning a striking email was sent to me by a soldier that has served in Iraq in which he said to me, “The war has been going on for so long that it is no longer fore front news, it's horrible to think that people would get sick of see what our boys are doing, but they do.”  He also said that he would not want the president or the media to show up at his funeral because it is a time to mourn those lost by family and friends and without the interruption of his presence at is.  I can respect that. 

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In promulgating this war and with the help of the media in past years and even in the present they do not deserve to attend any funeral of a soldier whose life has been cut short. 

I think that America is thirsting for a new leadership to stave off these casualties, but not do so in a defensive way as Giuliani alluded to.  It is through the act of diplomacy.  Diplomacy has not been present within this Republican administration, only the use of force.  I have often said any dummy can drop a bomb.  Senator John F. Kerry stated in speech when he said he would not be running in 2008, we have to get back to the “heavy diplomatic lifting” as he targeted the Bush administration concerning Iran. 

I think in order to stave off further loss of life our soldiers, we need an administration that says to its diplomats, you will not come home until we have brokered a deal for a long and lasting peace.   

We cannot remain addicted to war-mongering if we are to survive as a human race and we must end this addiction to it.  Those that do support it are in need of some serious rehab. 

Should we stay the course through another Republican administration in which anyone of these Republican candidates will continue this war in Iraq; the casualty rate will continue to rise as each day passes.  I say that of the Republican candidates because I do not hear any message coming from them that they will take this country in a new direction and divorce themselves from Bush’s brand of fear and war-mongering. 

It has been reported by The Lancet that over 600,000 innocent Iraqis have died who did nothing to us to deserve this and we have displaced millions of Iraqis.  Guess where the new wave of those that may wish to do us harm will come from?  I have often spoken of the blow-back effect and should we keep on this present course, I believe a ticking time-bomb has been set and just awaits the American people.

Keith Olbermann in his on-air commentary said, “Which party has been in office as more Americans were killed in the pointless fields of Iraq, than were killed in the consuming nightmare of 9/11, Mr. Giuliani?” add to that the number of Iraqis killed as mentioned above.  I have often said that the Iraqi people have suffered a 9/11 event from the inception of this illegal war on a daily basis for over four years now.  It is time for new leadership in Washington D.C. to stop this slaughter of these innocent people.

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Giuliani has stated that by electing a Democrat, it will take us back to a pre-9/11 way of thinking.  If anything, I want to go back to a pre-December 12th, 2000 way of thinking.  That is the day that the Supreme Court handed down the Bush V. Gore decision that handed this presidency over to Bush.  I want the right to have every vote counted.  Our democracy and the furtherance of it demand it. Our soldiers protect that freedom and for anyone to usurp the will of the people diminishes our soldiers in the eyes of the American people.

On September 11th, 2001, this is what America’s mayor Giuliani had to say "I turned to Bernie, and I said, Thank God George Bush is our President” Note to Giuliani, God had nothing to do with him being our president, five of the nine black-robed injustices did.

I would give anything to go back in time in which the Supreme Court stayed out of this case in which one of the terms used in handing down that decision was the “irreparable harm to George W. Bush” When I heard that phrase and knowing what has transpired since, I have often asked; well what about the rest of us?

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