Why I Am Thankful
by James Glaser
November 22, 2007

This is sad, but what I am thankful for this year is that George Bush has only 424 days left in his term, and I now believe my country will survive his presidency. Hopefully, whoever is elected next year will start the process of giving us back the liberties George Bush has taken from us.

I know for sure that the next president will have the job of mending fences. Somehow, America has to convince the world that we are the "good guys" again, and that is going to be hard to do. Remember, President George Bush is perceived as the greatest impediment to peace in the world today, and much of the world looks at us as being terrorists. Even if most Americans don't know it, the rest of the world knows we attacked Iraq. America and George Bush started the war in Iraq, and even if our media downplays the number of innocent Iraqis killed, the rest of the world believes we have killed hundreds of thousands.

So, I am thankful we are going to skate through Bush's term. There is still the chance that George will bomb Iran and start a war there, but I think even he sees that Americans will no longer buy what he is selling. It looks like George will keep right on torturing people in the secret prisons he has had set up around the world, and there is nothing we can do about that, but at least the rest of the world can focus on the evil of George Bush, and when he leaves office, we can only hope that taint will go with him.

Then, thankfully, we will have a fresh start, and America will have the chance to get its honor back, and I thank God for giving us that chance.

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