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QUOTATION: People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing. - Walter H. Judd
2004-10-25 - 11:34 a.m.
It's little wonder that Cheney and Bush have been saying "We're sure to be attacked again." They've known for the past month, according to news released just today that approximately 380 tons of deadly explosives have gone missing in Iraq. Now how 380 tons of anything could just disappear without someone noticing it is a mystery to me, but when it is something that should have been guarded and kept secure is mind-boggling -- and further proof of how the Bush administration's incompetence and arrogance has endangered the lives of our troops and the American people.
Even before invading Iraq, the Bush administration knew that a huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, contained nearly 380 tons of deadly explosives. Despite the fact that they knew exactly where this facility was and what was there, they apparently took no action to secure or protect the site. Instead they chose to guard oil wells!
To put this whole debacle in perspective -- the bomb that took down Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland used less than one pound of this same explosive. There were 760,000 pounds at Al Qaqaa!
When will the administration take responsibilities for its mishandling of this ill-planned war? When will President Bush say, "The buck stops here!" ...or at the very least at the Pentagon and Rumsfeld? Why can't they tell the truth to the American people?
What would happen if this administration were CEO, CFO, etc. of a corporation in this country? Let me guess? Give them another four year contract? Not on your life. They'd be out the door so fast their heads would spin. Take your personal effects and clear the building within the hour!
We should do the same with this gang!