I dont hate America because the people are great and you can't generalize, its the people in power right now and their policies that I absolutly hate. A question to the bush admin, why is it you dont hesitate to buy more and more bombers but the people have to have bake sales to support education
People forget that the role of the Federal government is federal issues. Things like education should really be a state issue. I'm a very big proponent of states rights.
World defense is a federal thingy. One thing we have forgotten is that America isn't a state, but a nation. We are a united STATES of America. A state is a country. This is why we have a governor, congress and our own supreem court. We are not a collection of provinces. Yet, that is what this nation is becoming. It is a bummer to me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm for unity and all, but states rights help keep the balance of power.
BTW I'm also a vet---- and agree with what Will said. I love my next door neighbors from Canada!!!
I was watching a report on TV, not sure what station, where they were talking of reporting in other countries. They were interviewing conservatives from France, Great Britian, etc... who were not allowed to report anything positive concerning Bush and the war in Iraq. Some had even lost their jobs. Overseas they're being told we're in a quagmire and that the Iraqi'* hate us.
Yet, I know a few soldiers serving over there. There are more schools open now then ever before. More people have electricity than ever before. Women are finaly getting better treatment. The people, for the VAST majority are very grateful for what we have done. One group of fifteen Iraqi organizations bought a full page ad in USA Today in which they thanked us for the sacrifice of both our resourses and our lives to obtain their freedom. I was told to not believe what the media is saying. They focus on one area where there is dissent and show it while portraying it as what most of Iraq is saying and feeling. Yet these fellow vets were showered with love and kindness by the people of Iraq-- and still are.
What is funny is that we get an Amber alert and people go crazy trying to find one lost child, and if the child is dead we hunt down the guilty with a passion. Yet we save how many lives and avenge hundreds of thousands who were brutalized and murdered, and all we can focus on is where are the WMD. It doesn't count that all the other nations had the same intelligence and agreed with us, instead we make it into a Bush conspiricy theory.
Now tell me the media is unbiased and fair.... ha!
There are reports of multiple findings of WMD. Not just the one round that went off with Sarin, but they found another 12 missles with Sarin and mustard gas, they found the hidden vehicles that were mobile labs with traces of past use for WMD, and there is an investigation going on for a crapload of drums found just across the border into Syria with WMD. Where is all this big media coverage? If someone else had been in office then it would be front page stuff in America. Where was this reported in overseas organisations? Why isn't it? Only limited news agencies share this stuff.
Sorry if I'm ranting. I'm just upset at the lack of balanced OBJECTIVE news coverage.
Don't get me wrong, while I voted for Bush, I want the truth good or bad. I just hate that only the bad is being shown and that when any good is shown people dismiss it as propaganda. That'* not showing honesty and integrity IMHO.