Friday, January 31, 2003

Is Anyone Watching This?

I am starting to get really worried about the possibility of war with Iraq.
I mean, when Nelson Mandela starts publicly chewing out Bush for his arrogance and shortsightedness, does that cause anyone else concern?
In reply to Mandela's stinging comments, White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer mentioned other countries that are supporting Bush.
I looked at the list of supporters and they are: Australia, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Qatar, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
Those who oppose Bush are: Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, Syria...and Saudi Arabia is riding the fence.
Call me a pessimist, but I'd like to switch lists before I'd feel safe about us engaging in a bloody war in Iraq.
If we start bombing Iraq and they do have weapons of mass destruction, even their most powerful nukes wouldn't reach American shores. They could reach Israel though, and the Iraqis see Israel as a perfectly good surrogate target.
Israel showed restraint during the Persian Gulf War when they were fired upon, but they have nukes and nothing to stop them from retaliating this time if they get hit big. Ariel Sharron is just as trigger happy as Bush this go around.
Mandela is right. Bush is being shortsighted and arrogant.
If he opens this can of worms in Iraq, we taxpayers will spend decades trying to mop up the senseless mayhem and havoc Bush will cause in the Middle East.
Bush has a simplistic view of the budget, the needs of the taxpayers and war. He's not listening to the UN. He's not listening to economists and military leaders whose predictions are hardly encouraging if Bush follows up on his plans.
This is no longer a time we can afford to let a dumb guy ruin our country.

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