Monday, July 25, 2005

Just returned from a trip to NYC...

I took the red eye out last Wednesday evening and just returned yesterday afternoon, it was my first tripto New York in some 5 years. On Friday morning I made my way over to Ground Zero to pay my respects, to say that it was a moving experience would not do it justice.

One of the things that struck me about Ground Zero was the lack of street vendors, the lack of bills and advertising around the area, and the reverance and respect for the victims. I was struck at the amount of respect tourists and New Yorkers showed to the victims of 9/11, and thought about how Republican's and George W. Bush have selfishly exploited the victims of 9/11.

It has been almost 4 years now since those attacks, Osama Bin Laden is still free and the President says that he doesn't really think about him much anymore, after visitinf Ground Zero I find that comment by Bush to be even more absurd. Bin Laden of course escaped at Tora Bora because Bush out-sourced the mission, instead of sending our troops after him Bush Co. decided to hire Afghans. Funds and troops from Afghanistan were already being diverted away from finding the actual perpetrators of 9/11, to prepare for Bush's folly in Iraq.

Bush has gone to the 9/11 well time and time again when he needed a political boost. He exploited the death of 3,000 American's so he could have his war in Iraq. The Republican Party has exploited the death of 3,000 American's every time someone questions their poor handling of the budget and the economy. Indeed, the Republican Party has made it policy to exploit the mass murder of 3,000 American's every time someone questions any portion of the Republican's domestic or foreign policy.

It is truly appalling the way the Republican Party and George W. Bush have exploited the attacks of 9/11 for their personal political gain.


At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Rich said...

Yellow Dog:

To suggest that President Bush's comment that he doesn't think about Bin Laden much anymore is an indication of his dedication to the war on terror and its victims, is disingenuous. He may not have a way with words but he is dedicated to the protection of this nation. You guys need to let go of your hatred for Bush. It fogs your logic. Nice blog!

At 5:21 PM, Blogger YellowDogDem said...

thanks Rich, and welcome

I don't hate Bush, I just disagree with him on most issues.


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