It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.
** Upton Sinclair (1878 – 1968)
A quick look back on history, and we can see that the course of the development of civilization has changed many times simply based on the strength of the spoken word. America was founded on words spoken and written by great men. Truthful words have inspired us to save the world twice, land on the moon, and rebuild Europe from the ground up. By contrast, lies and falsehoods have destroyed nations.
Why is it so difficult to call a liar, a liar? Is it that we are affair or maybe we are no better for believing in the lie? It’s as if we are playing a game that as long as you don’t admit the lie, it’s not a lie. President Bush and Vice President Cheney lied and continue to lie to us and we do nothing but let them continue.
Why are we in Iraq? Simply put, big oil wants Iraq’s oil and they want & are using our proud military to get it for them. Now, I dare anyone to prove me wrong. And, please be more creative than 911. Everyone knows Iraq had nothing to do with 911.
There use to be a time in this country when a man’s word meant something and carried all his honor. Where is the President and Vice President’s honor? That’s right, I don’t think either of them has honor. If they did, they would go to a funeral of a fallen solider and tell that family how honored and humbled America is that their loved one has given the ultimate sacrifice for our way of life. If they had honor, they would stand before those families and friends and tell them, their loved ones will never be forgotten and their families will be provided for. Until Bush and Cheney does this, they have no honor in my eyes.
It is shameful that only a handful of Senators and House Representatives have the gonads to call this administration on it’s lies in the form of censure. This is nothing but a slap on the wrist, but so few congress members are supporting it. Shame on those that let the President and Vice President lie to their face and continue to do nothing about it. It’s obvious Bush and Cheney have no respect for Congress, the rule of law, and the American people and it’s a damn shame that the majority of those we chose to represent us, will not stand up to them.