Election Day is almost here

Thomas Friedman wrote an editorial today in the New York Times called Insulting our Troops, and Our Intelligence.  He is spot on.

The Bush Administration truly thinks that the American people are stupid.  They have abused and manipulated our Government, been dishonest to the American people, marketed to us as if they were selling a product with only their interest at heart which is to be in power and make more money for their friends who support their power, twisting words and ignoring reality (take a look at how New Orleans is still stagnant from a tragedy over a year and a half ago).  OK, I could go on and on but the worst thing they did was send our country into a black hole called Iraq. 

This is a critical election.  Your vote sends a message to the people who run this country.  You are with them or you aren’t but I do hope that the majority of Americans look at the incompetence that has been exhibited in the war and how our democracy is viewed across the world.  It is a disgrace.

Friedman writes at the beginning of each paragraph, "what could possibly more injurious and insulting to our US military, our men and women in uniform, men and women in Iraq, etc., etc."   In the end he says, "Let Karl know that you think is a critical election, because you know as a citizen that if the Bush team can behave with the level of deadly incompetence it has exhibited in Iraq – and then get away with it by holding on to the House and the Senate – it means our country has become a banana republic."

"It means we’re as stupid as Karl Rove thinks we are. I, for one, don’t think we’re that stupid.  Next Tuesday we’ll see.". 

I agree with Friedman, I believe we’re not that stupid.  Let’s show the world that next Tuesday. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. the swimmer

    Hey J- Love your blog, have been reading it for several weeks. You rock.

    Completely agree with you and Friedman. I’m a proud Virginia voter now – hoping my vote in this swing state will make a difference!

    Check out my very new blog if you like – newsfromlakem.blogspot.com – and best to all!