If you heard what Bush had to say yesterday, it seems there are a few questions that he should be answering. If, indeed, as he says, we are now facing a global threat comparable to Lenin's Communism or Hitler's fascism
-- Why did this administration invade Iraq with 1/2 or less the
number of troops that many of our own experts and generals said we
-- Why was there absolutely no plan for post-invasion
-- Why were so few American troops deployed to Afghanistan where
the Taliban insurgency is now flourishing?
-- Why has civilian reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan been so
-- Why is there no draft, nor any civilian mobilization to confront
this global enemy?
-- Why are there no war bonds? No Victory Gardens? No blood
banks? No sacrifice whatsoever?
-- Why is there no war tax to fund this life and death struggle?
Why, on the contrary, has the national treasury been bled dry by waging war
while rebating taxes to the wealthiest?
-- Who does this President think he's still kidding?
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
A few questions for Mr. Bush
The theme from the Bush administration this past week is we are facing hostile military forces in the Middle East comparable to the enemies we faced during World War II. The reality is considerably more complex than this comic book version of good and bad in the world. But for the sake of argument, let’s take these assertions at face value. If we are facing a comparable global threat then there are several questions this administration needs to answer. Marc Cooper asks them.