Scared by Bush Administration

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 17, 2004

Dear Editor,
   Does it seem scary to anyone when the president's reasoning for a decision he made "comes from the gut," or "he felt it in his heart"?
   The future seems bleak when one considers the lack of Americans' willingness to hold the administration accountable for its actions. Not only is criticism being labeled unpatriotic, it's being ignored. The effect is allowing Bush to slowly alter history in favor of war. In the Russert interview he repeatedly said that Iraq was defying the UN by expelling its inspectors for the last time. Does anyone remember Mr. Blix's team Iraq leaving because the U.S. was preparing for shock and awe?
   It's disturbing that the administration's credibility is as reliable as what they don't say. What is said is carefully worded to appeal to the emotions that demand immediate action. In the face of overwhelming emotion the act of questioning is all but absent. To this day the Americans who are still in favor of the war justify their stance by alluding to the war on terrorism, then to the 9/11 tragedy.
   Hussein was targeted because racially he matched the identity of the 9/11 terrorists.
   Don't think so? A good majority of Americans can't tell the difference between Osama and Saddam.
   The reality is that American apathy and ignorance is preyed on by the administration to drum up public support for a war solely benefiting elite corporations.
   Lastly, Saddam's tyranny is the final justification for this war. Can Americans really pretend that they are concerned about Iraq's well-being? Most would have trouble locating Iraq on a map let alone comprehending Iraq's plight. Try again.
Michael McCullough
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