I’m no politico but…

I watched the State of the Union speech last night.

I’m still trying to figure out if Bush is running for re-election. Of course I know he can’t because it’s constitutionally forbidden to run for more than 2 terms…but he sounded like he was running for election with his rhetoric.

“America needs…”

“The American people deserve…”

“We need to come together for change…”

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Wasn’t GWB in office for the last few years? Aren’t all those issues he spoke of things he should have been working on for the last 7 years? And to see to continual rise and fall of the audience who were applauding at every turn really buttered my muffin. He mentioned nothing about the fabrication of “facts” and the inappropriate use of “Military Resources.” Those same “resources” are facing death every day in a country that’s full of people trying to kill them. Don’t misunderstand me please…I’m a firm believer in using the Military for the defense of democracy and the freedom of Americans and those abroad, but I’m against the use of our young men and women in Iraq based on the knowledge we have now. Unfortunately it’s kind of a catch-22 at this point…we can’t just up and leave now without doing more harm than good?

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Scenes like this break my heart because I know that families are broken from this war…on both sides. It kills me to think that my son is going to be 18 in the next year or so. He’s told me he wants to join the Coast Guard, and I’m thankful. I don’t know what I would do if he wanted to join the Marines or the Army. I know that those brave souls are needed but I don’t want it to be my beautiful son. God help me if that ever happens.

 

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