Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A shameful disgrace and abuse of power

WARNING - SLIGHTLY POLITCAL RANT AHEAD - I am not asking you to agree or disagree - just stating my opinion and take on a speech given yesterday, September 11th by George W. Bush, President of the United States. I rarely talk about politics and country leaders as I believe that we all have a right to our own opinions and that as an American living in Europe, my views and outlooks have changed dramatically from when I was a sheltered Midwestern girl growing up. I no longer believe what I hear on the news, nor what words come from the mouths of "Leaders". I've lost my innocence and faith in my fellow humans, and I find that to be a good thing.

I am appalled at the speech that the President of The United States gave yesterday to commemorate the attacks on September 11th. Instead of using the speech to remember those fallen and that day, Mister President sued his speech to defend his foreign policy and current actions. That speech should NOT have been about that in any way shape or form!

Two minutes were a tribute to the fallen victims, and the rest was mainly an attempt to link Sept 11th to why we are still involved in Iraq. Mister President has said that Sept 11th had no links to Baghdad and Saddam, and yet he spends the majority of the speech referring to the War in Iraq. Why not focus on Sept 11th, the changes to Afghanistan, to National Security, to the American way of life now versus before the attacks. There are other times and places to defend his actions and the actions of his staff, yesterday was not that time nor place.

I found a quote by Senator Kennedy to be fitting:
The president should be ashamed of using a national day of mourning to commandeer the airwaves to give a speech that was designed not to unite the country and commemorate the fallen but to seek support for a war in Iraq that he has admitted had nothing to do with 9/11. There will be time to debate this president's policies in Iraq. September 11th is not that time.


Kelly said...

Not having seen it, I really can't quote anything about it. I wouldn't anyways on your blog. I agree with you wholeheartedly that politics should not have been used to commemorate such a tragedy. He just keeps digging his hole deeper, and unfortunately young men are getting killed. This war is over money... not an attack on our country.

Kelly said...

I'm sorry women are there as well!