You are herecontent / Frary column points to problems with Bush

Frary column points to problems with Bush


Saturday, August 27, 2005

Frary column points to problems with Bush
LINK TO ORIGINAL

A troubling example of war supporters' answers to serious questions about Iraq appeared in John Frary's column (Aug. 19) regarding Cindy Sheehan's opposition to the war that took her son's life.

When confronted with legitimate questions about our involvement, Bush surrogates attempt to ignore the questions, smear the messenger, devise distractions, and change the subject. Frary managed to do it all in his personal attack on Mrs. Sheehan while arrogantly bragging about avoiding the news.

The ultimate sad reality in this avoidance of critical war concerns, is that it exemplifies how we are saddled with a president who is unbelievably isolated from dialogue. His audiences are sanitized ticket-holding boosters, he shrugs off critics, pays lip-service to military family sacrifices and is surrounded only by advisors that march to his war tune. Bush wants to force democracy in Iraq without having democracy at home.

The Vietnam parallels are unavoidable. By all indications we are headed toward a quagmire based on Bush's belligerence, inept preparation and prosecution and stubborn refusal to consider criticism. Like Vietnam, the political will to stop the war in the face of such determination to keep it going must come directly from the American people. We must forcefully confront the administration with the continuing questions of many individuals like Cindy Sheehan, hold George W. Bush personally accountable for his deceptions and actions, and defeat his supporters in the 2006 congressional elections.

Bruce Bourgoine

Readfield

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Somebody hasn't been keeping up to date.

I'll stand corrected if you wish: It is a quagmire.

The real point however is that this war will drag on and on and on until those of us who see it for the deception it is are effective at changing the minds of others who are still victims of or in denial of Bush's lies. We cannot let tuned-out, mind-numbing acceptance of the war creep upon us like it did in the mid-sixties with Vietnam. We need to save lives and end this debacle now. That is a vital goal that Cindy Sheehan is helping lead us toward.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Speaking Events

2016

War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 19, Sarasota, FL, 7:00 p.m. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL

May 20, Jacksonville, FL, 7:00 p.m., Florida Christian Center Auditorium, 1115 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 381-4800.

May 21, Gainesville, FL
7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida
4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 377-1669
Sign up on FB.


May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
Sign up on FB.

May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
Sign up on FB.

May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710


June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
Sign up on FB.

June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
Sign up on FB.


Other Events Here.

CHOOSE LANGUAGE

Support This Site

Donate.

Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.

 

Sponsors:

Speaking Truth to Empire

***

Families United

***

Ray McGovern

***

Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.