Bush doesn't have a clue


Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 12:43 a.m.
What is it that the Republicans don't understand? They were wrong about not taking the al-Qaeda threat seriously before 9-11. They were wrong about al-Qaeda ties to Iraq. They were wrong about WMDs in Iraq. They were wrong about U.S. troops being treated as "liberators" in Iraq. They were wrong about Iraq oil paying for the war. They were wrong about occupying Iraq.
They were wrong about a relentless post-war insurgency. They had no policy in the beginning and have no plan now to end the conflict in Iraq. They were wrong about Osama bin Laden. Bush wanted him "dead or alive" in 2001 and would "not rest until we find him." But in 2002, he said, "I truly am not that concerned about him." Not concerned about the guy who admitted he killed more than 3,000 Americans on 9-11?
Republicans say, "Bush is a man who does what he says." Really? In 2005, he disbanded the CIA unit that had been looking for bin Laden since 1995. Take a good look at Bush's record; he flip- flops more than bait fish just dropped out of a cast net.
They were wrong in not negotiating with Iran and North Korea when they had the chance more than three years ago. They have no foreign policy, not even a clue, about how to deal with Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, China and Venezuela. No plan to deal with the conflagration in the Mideast.
Gasoline is headed to $4 a gallon, probably higher. We owe China, the biggest communist country in the world, almost a trillion dollars. And China has oil deals with everyone.
But not to worry, folks. At least the Bush administration has a policy with Halliburton.

Jerry Sanford,

Gainesville

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