Saturday, October 23, 2004


On Oct. 23, 1983, a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.

– 1983, Republican Icon Ronald Reagan was president – had been for two years, and still American forces were openly attacked and killed by terrorists.
– 2001, Republican George W. Bush is president – was inaugurated eight months before the destruction of the World Trade Center and the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon, with yet another plane commandeered ... it’s true target unknown, because the passengers gave their lives and foiled the mission.
– Under Democrat Bill Clinton, Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal office building. He was captured, tried, convicted, and subsequently executed.

Compare the three:
– under Republicans, there are major numbers of deaths both at home and abroad from organized hate groups intent on killing Americans.
– under Democrats, only a single domestic madman.

Bottom Line ... Republicans spawn hatred for this nation throughout the world. In Iraq, which Bush 43 claims to have liberated and put on the march to democracy, the view of America is as it always is under Republican Presidents:

A boy named Hamid expressed it perfectly: “I want to be a pilot to fly an Iraqi warplane and fight the Americans.” (Associate Press report)

Every 18 years or so, a new generation of Islamic boys will take up arms against an Republican American president. With each, the death toll will increase ten fold – thus, between 2018 and 2020, there will be a Republican president and nearly thirty thousand Americans will die in a terrorist attack.

How could this be? Look at what else Bush 43 and Reagan have in common – both brought us record deficits, tax breaks for the rich at the cost to both the average taxpayer and, through the compensatory need to increase social welfare programs, society as a whole for generations to come. Bush has already pushed through more tax breaks for international corporations and the rich – while encouraging the exportation of skilled jobs, and restricting the importation of low skilled works to fill menial jobs here. As a result, our displaced skilled workers are working in areas commensurate with skill levels commonly associated with third world illiterates seeking a foothold to a better life and the soon to die American Dream. Already we see skilled foreign workers heading to the EU rather than to the States. These are the same skilled workers who, in the past, would have helped raise our standard of living. Paradoxically, many of them are individuals who came to America for advanced degrees and training – only to find that the republicans didn’t want them to stay and utilize their knowledge to our benefit.

Four More Years
and it all comes to and end

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