Enough is Enough

Written by Mike Sylvester

The largest issue in our country today is not being addressed by either Republicans or by Democrats. I love my children and I want to do my part to ensure they grow up inrepparttar best country inrepparttar 125886 world. Voters need to become informed aboutrepparttar 125887 irresponsible government spending explosion and vote these politicians out of office.

Our current politicians are not acting responsibly. When George W. Bush took office four years agorepparttar 125888 federal government was over 5.6 trillion dollars in debt. Todayrepparttar 125889 federal government is over 7.4 trillion dollars in debt. The debt has grown 1.8 trillion dollars in just four years. This is four years where we have had a Republican controlled Senate, a Republican controlled House, and a Republican President!

The Iraqi Election

Written by The Indy Voice

Just a couple of thoughts aboutrepparttar recent "election" in Iraq:

1- The election in Iraq is neither a victory nor a defeat for George W. Bush andrepparttar 125885 ideology he represents.

At no point prior torepparttar 125886 start of this conflict wasrepparttar 125887 establishment of democracy an explicitly stated goal of this administration. That is not whyrepparttar 125888 Senate voted to authorizerepparttar 125889 use of force and it is not whyrepparttar 125890 American people gaverepparttar 125891 war overwhelming initial support.

Democracy, if that does in fact come about, would only be a victory forrepparttar 125892 people of Iraq.

2- Why would a terrorist like Zarqawi orrepparttar 125893 insurgents attack on a day whenrepparttar 125894 country is virtually shut down?

Zarqawi's goal is not as stated, to destroy democracy. His goal and Bin Laden's, is to create a worldwide conflict betweenrepparttar 125895 U.S. andrepparttar 125896 moderate Muslims. His statements and actions, especially usingrepparttar 125897 Iraqi people, are only a means to an end.

3- Our continued occupation of Iraq is only just beginning.

Barringrepparttar 125898 Iraqi's telling us to get out of their country, this election is just an intermediary step onrepparttar 125899 path toward true democracy. It's going to be a long, arduous and unfortunately deadly process. Unlessrepparttar 125900 Iraqi's demand our complete withdrawalrepparttar 125901 level of our forces will remain for years to come and will be followed by our continued presence through numerous extremely large military bases.

4- People ofrepparttar 125902 liberal persuasion do not welcome or hope for failure in Iraq.

Liberals hope forrepparttar 125903 best forrepparttar 125904 people of Iraq. However we recognize that this conflict has brought additional crises torepparttar 125905 doorstep ofrepparttar 125906 Iraqi people who have suffered greatly withinrepparttar 125907 past 25 years. We also have facedrepparttar 125908 reality thatrepparttar 125909 people who have attacked us on 9/11 are literally getting away with murder. The reality ofrepparttar 125910 situation is thatrepparttar 125911 fundamental reasons that created those terrorists that attacked us on 9/11 still exist andrepparttar 125912 occupation of Iraq has only exacerbated this critical problem. The threat of terrorist attack on American soil is as great as it wasrepparttar 125913 day before 9/11 and possibly even greater.

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