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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
2004-11-05 - 4:46 p.m.
“Much has been made of the support Mr. Bush has gotten from religious people. He's going to need all of their prayers that some miracle happens to suspend the laws of simple arithmetic and keep his fiscal house of cards from collapsing.
The wind is not only blowing,folks. I do believe I hear fiddles playing in the background amidst the flames of Fallujah. Here’s a letter written before the election by John Le Carre, as published in The Guardian:
And here’s a letter from England…
Letter to America.
Maybe there's one good reason - just one - for re-electing George W. Bush, and that's to force him to live with the consequences of his appalling actions, and answer for his own lies, rather than wish the job on a
Probably no American president in all history has been so universally hated abroad as George W Bush: for his bullying unilateralism, his dismissal of international treaties, his reckless indifference to the aspirations of other nations and cultures, his contempt for institutions of world government, and above all for misusing the cause of anti-terrorism in order to unleash an illegal war - and now anarchy - upon a country that like too many others around the world was suffering under a hideous dictatorship, but had no hand in 9/11, no weapons of mass destruction, and no record of terrorism except as an ally of the US in a dirty war against Iran.
Is your president a great war leader because he allowed himself to be manipulated by a handful of deluded ideologues? Is Tony Blair a great war leader because he committed Britain's troops, foreign policy and
You are voting in November. We will vote next year. Yet the outcome in both countries will in large part depend on the same question: how long can the lies last now that the truth has finally been told? The Iraq
While Bush was waging his father's war at your expense, he was also ruining your country. He made your rich richer and your poor and unemployed more numerous. He robbed your war veterans of their due and reduced your children's access to education. And he deprived more Americans than ever before of healthcare. Now he's busy cooking the books, burying deficits and calling in contingency funds to fight a war that his advisers promised him he could light and put out like a candle.
Meanwhile, your Patriot Act has swept aside constitutional and civil liberties which took brave Americans 200 years to secure, and were once the envy of a world that now looks on in horror, not just at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, but at what you are doing to yourselves.
But please don't feel isolated from the Europe you twice saved. Give us back the America we loved, and your friends will be waiting for you. And here in Britain, for as long as we have Tony Blair singing the same lies as George Bush, your nightmares will be ours.
John Le Carre
and an e-mail comment from a soldier in Iraq [Posted by RR59 at 11.01.2004 09.10 PM]:
optruth.orgBite me. You must like that AC in your house...you must be rich. That is the only way I can see a resonable (sic) person supporting Bush-money. He has sent us into this stupid war--and sent us with crap equipment and not enought (sic) people to do the job properly. Iraqis hate us. We get shot at here every single damn day. I am in this war and I dont support this president anymore. I cast my vote from Iraq for Kerry. So should you. I dont love the guy--but Bush is a total failure. He doesnt get a second chance to screw this up. Many of the guys in my squadron feel the same way: Bush must go.
And here’s another article about voting irregularities in the South:
By DOUG GROSS, Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA - A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states — from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.