Bush goes down in the polls

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    To the Editor, Recent polls say the President’s base is losing faith in his agenda. Evangelicals, women, southerner and fiscal conservatives are anxious over the deficit, gas prices, the Hurricane Katrina recovery and his worst problem, the war in Iraq. As a former evangelical minister (5 yrs.), I could not agree more. Not only are more abortions happening under Bush than under Clinton, but I am outraged about the WMD lies that got us into Iraq. It is bin Laden and Al Quaeda who knocked down the Twin Towers, not Saddam Hussein. Apparently “W” is not big on reality. “Naturally, the common people don’t want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. Tell them they are being attacked and denounce pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works everytime,” said Herman Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials. Each week’s delay in Iraq costs a dozen soldiers lives, a hundred wounded and a billion dollars down the drain. Last year we spent $455 billion on the military; Russia spent 19 billion. The great WWII commander and later President Dwight Eisenhower said, “Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.” I agree with Representative Maurice Hinchey, “The Bush administration is the most corrupt and incompetent leaders this country has ever had.” I hope in the next House elections that Americans vote in Democrats to impeach and remove President Bush for lying to the U.S. people, Congress and U.N.; in addition to waging a war of aggression in defiance to the U.S. Constitution. Jim Geist Hewitt NJ