Thank You President Bush
by Bryan Williams
Published in the Northfield News,
March 10, 2004
America is winning the war on terror. After Sept. 11, President George W.
Bush acted decisively to rout Al Qaeda from their hiding places, and America is
safer as a result. He continues to wage the global war on terror with focus and
determination. Our military proceeded with skill and bravery to liberate the
people of Afghanistan and Iraq, and ensure that weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
never find their way into the hands of terrorists.
We all know that no significant WMD's have been found in Iraq yet. But since
the 1991 Gulf War, the United Nations has passed 17 resolutions demanding the
disarmament of Iraq. And 17 times, Saddam Hussein defied the U.N. Saddam
consistently lied to, tricked, and hid weapons programs from U.N. weapons
inspectors. What was he hiding, besides the billions of dollars he skimmed off
the "Oil for Food" program which left his country starving and in poverty? The
U.N. and even President Bill Clinton acknowledged that Iraq had illegal weapons.
So where are they? Only a few people know, and they aren't talking.
Ignoring the problems won't make them go away; it will only make us more
vulnerable. And that's exactly what John Kerry wants to do. If Kerry's policies
were in place today, the Taliban would still be oppressing women in Afghanistan.
Saddam would still be evading U.N. weapons inspectors and beheading political
adversaries as Iraq's dictator. Libya would still be pursuing nuclear weapons
development for state-sponsored terrorist organizations. Saudi Arabia would
still be pretending that the fundamentalist terrorists within its own borders
were not holding its monarchy hostage to their political agenda. Kim Jung II
would still be secretly developing an unknown arsenal of nuclear weapons to use
against South Korea, Japan, or the United States. Israel and Palestine would be
in a full-blown war, as would India and Pakistan. We would not even be on
diplomatic terms with Syria and Iran.
Every day I thank the Electoral College that Mr. Bush is in the White House
and not a loony lefty like Kerry who would prefer to disarm our military, open
our borders wide open to terrorists, and leave our children's financial future
in limbo. According to the NTUF, John Kerry's proposed policies would increase
the federal budget deficit by $265.11 billion. Keep that in mind the next time
you hear Kerry ramble on about the myth of Bush's "tax cuts for the wealthy."