The Republicans didn’t back your bailout plans. The republicans have not given one vote of consent for health care reform. Instead they think you should put off that effort until next year so you can have more time to prosecute the war. The Republicans will give you unanimous support for that. Is this resonating Mr. President? Something is wrong.
Both Michael Moore and Keith Olberman have come out in the last 24 hours with brilliant comments on why your decision to add thirty thousand troops is wrong. The reasons for being there in the first place are not valid. You may be looking forward but you have blinders on. You cannot afford to listen to these military advisers and defy your own good judgment and common sense. The people who elected you wanted change this is not a decision that they can believe in, this is more off the same.
The Military Industrial Complex is something very powerful and must be feared, they have shown there might since the assassination of JFK. But at some point a leader must stand up and say this is not a problem with a military solution but a diplomatic one. The Taliban pose no threat to America whatsoever. Osama Bin Laden is probably dead and his cave dwelling followers are down to about one hundred individuals This seems like poor value at one million dollars for each of the thirty thousand soldiers being sent. THIRY BILLION MORE DOLLARS. Not a good idea!!
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