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Letter to the editor

Bush's mistakes harm America

November 10, 2006

In last week’s Voice, Nicole Aune states that in criticizing the failures of President Bush, “We, the people of the United States, are making ourselves look weak to the enemy.”

Unfortunately for Aune, this is not a cosmetic problem. Worrying about the image we as a nation project regarding our distaste of Bush is not going to solve any problems. Does she really think that if we were all to shut up, other countries will suddenly stop realizing that Bush is making colossal mis- takes throughout the world?

Aune also says that if we were to take out our president, the terrorists would win, and we would do whatever they say. Does she truly believe that the citizens of this great nation would turn over our decision making to the terrorists? If she believes that, I have some weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to sell her.

In addition, assuming that Bush’s butchering of the English language is a product of where he is from is a slap in the face of all Texans when considering that Bush has invented such profound words as “Internets,” “nucular” and “mis-underestimated.”

She says that what’s done is done, and even though the president has cost some money and some lives, leaving Iraq now would make us look even weak- er. Let me get this straight: the only solution is to throw another 2,800 lives into Bush’s meat grinder so Bush doesn’t have to be a real man and admit a mistake? Our troops and our nation deserve better.

As Teddy Roosevelt put it 88 years ago, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and service, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

Brian Hogenson, Student

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