by James Glaser
Back in 2003 the music group, The Dixie Chicks said they were embarrassed that George Bush came from their home state of Texas. Well come to find out, today many Americans the nation over, are now embarrassed that George Bush comes from the United States.
I have to say that Bush is the first President I have lived under that embarrasses me every time he opens his mouth. Reuters, May 3, 2006: "Torture and inhumane treatment are 'widespread' in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba, and elsewhere despite Washington's denials."
Remember how mad George Bush got when someone leaked the fact that we were kidnapping people here at home and around the world, and sending them off to CIA prisons in countries that allowed us to use torture? Bush wasn't mad that we were torturing people. No, the President was upset because someone decided to tell the American people about it.
What embarrasses me the most about the President is how the man lies to us. Just this week George was telling the American people that he thought that the National Anthem should be sung in English.
(CNSNews.com)"President Bush said Friday that he believes 'The Star-Spangled Banner' should be sung in English, the language immigrants moving to America should learn so this country doesn't 'lose our national soul.'"
Today in an article by the Drudge Report, President George Bush is shown in a photo holding the Mexican flag. The report says, "When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, George Bush would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Spanish, sometimes partying with a "Viva Bush" mariachi band flown in from Texas."
George Bush has a habit of saying whatever he thinks will play well that particular day. The lies are embarrassing to me, and so is the torture. Another line from Reuters, "Evidence continues to emerge of widespread torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody." I really don't know which is worsethat America under George Bush tortures, or the lies the President tells. Congress passed a law that was supposed to stop our use of torture, but when Bush signed the bill he said that he didn't have to obey this law, and that he can order torture when ever he feels it is necessary.
George Bush uses the line, "When the Iraqis stand up, the Americans can stand down." That is how he explains his exit strategy from Iraq. Truth be told, George Bush does not have an exit strategy. America is building 14 permanent military bases in Iraq which is costing us billions of dollars. The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad will sit on 104 acres of land down town. The cost so far just for the embassy is 592 million dollars. Fourteen bases and the world's largest embassy makes it look like we will be in Iraq for decades. Like the Weapons of Mass Destruction, "Iraqis standing up" is another Bush line.
When the Bush White House talks about how many troops we have in Iraq, that number is always a lie. We have tens of thousands of mercenaries working for our government in Iraq, and they are paid for with our tax dollars. Mercenaries killed and wounded are never counted in our total losses, so those numbers are a lie also.
We have reached the point that nothing the President of the United States says can be trusted, and that should be a National Embarrassment!
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