Doesn't Trust Bush

RECEIVED Wed., Feb. 18, 2004

Dear Editor,
   While the American media examines the credibility gap surrounding George W. Bush and his false claims of Iraqi WMDs, a new and unsightly image of the Bush White House is emerging.
   Let's review the past behavior of this new Bush White House and let's assume that Bush and his boys were lying to us all the time, about everything.
   First – why rush a war with Iraq?
   It's now unarguable that Bush knew Hussein wasn't a nuclear threat. His own intelligence told him so over and over again. The obvious answer is Bush rushed into Iraq so he could win midterm elections for his conservative colleagues in 2002. The chronology of the 2002 midterms coincides perfectly with Bush's rush to war. Coincidence? I don't think so.
   Second – why pull out of Afghanistan to rush war with Iraq?
   Now this is where you have to have faith that the Bush White House is as corrupt as it could possibly be. What follows is only probable if Bush is indeed truly deceitful.
   Postponement. Bush rushed into war, thinking he could win the midterms of 2002, wrap up Hussein and Iraq in 2003 while postponing the capture of bin Laden until just in time for the national election in 2004.
    If bin Laden is captured before the fall elections, the Bush White House will be guilty of the most un-American activities since Reagan orchestrated the release of the hostages until after the election in 1980.
Richard Harvey
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