Anybody but BUSH!
August 30, 2004
Yesterday in New York thousands of protestors marched down seventh avenue. And, of course, C-SPAN is covering it like a big news event.
I took time to watch some of coverage. I expected to find protestors marching for one cause and one cause only to get George W Bush out of White House.
What did I find instead? What I found was a mixture of people protesting topics from around globe.
According to “United for Peace website” (organization responsible for August 29, 2004 protests in New York City) their organization will “hold an impassioned, peaceful, and legal march past Madison Square Garden, site of Republican Convention. When Republicans descend on New York City with their agenda of war, greed, hate and lies, they will be met by a massive, diverse, peaceful outpouring of dissent, as huge numbers of us join together in a spirit of nonviolence for a legal, permitted march on August 29 to say NO to their destructive and divisive policies.”
What I want to do in this week’s column is examine this organizations claim that President Bush’s policies are based on War, Greed, hate and lies.
Let’s begin with claim that President Bush’s policies are solely based on “war.” Remember President Bush went to war with Afghanistan after Islamic terrorists attacked our country on September 11, 2001.
At which time he said, “The global war on terror will be unlike any other war in our country’s history.” Some fronts of global war on terror will be visible to public and some won’t be.
In response to Iraq war President Bush challenged global community through United Nations to make Saddam Hussein disarm. The United Nations responded with resolution number 1441.
Resolution 1441 clearly stated Saddam must disarm or face serious consequences. George Bush gave Saddam six months to cooperate. Saddam chose not to. Therefore, after twelve years and dozens of resolutions Saddam faced consequences.