I believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have turned me into a cynic … and too much cynicism is not healthy. Let me explain.
Does Bush really believe America is now a safer place because of his global war on terrorism?
Did he believe Al-Qaida, with the support of the Iraqi regime, was capable of launching weapons of mass destruction against Israel and the United States?
Can cluster bombs, depleted uranium ordinance, and torture foster democratic ideals?
Does President Bush really believe that he can win the “hearts and minds” of the Iraqi citizens by killing innocent women and children?
Will firefights with Syrian troops boost his ratings in the Middle East or at home?
Do the Saudi’s believe their alliance to the Bush Administration is a threat to Islam or to their life style?
I believe Bush and the neo-cons are very concerned about regional stability, the flow of oil, and about Iran’s growing influence.
I believe that the President believes that he is making the world “safer for democracy” — one market at a time.
When President Bush states that he is exporting freedom, I don’t believe a word he says — and neither does our fifteen year-old son.
I believe our son is too young to be a cynic — I believe he deserves more.
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