The President of the United States told the American People that Iraq was a terrorist threat with weapons of mass destruction waiting to be used against us and our Allies. He presented information from our intelligence agencies supporting his statements and the reason for invading Iraq. These same supporting papers where shown to other members of governing bodies and they too believed that Iraq was a threat.
The supporting documents where either old, false, or very weak. Information was taken from these documents and compiled to show that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, had plans to build more. However, no weapons of mass destruction were found. Only old, nonfunctional missiles and warheads where found. The President used these examples of why Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Why, because Iraq did not disclose the information on these dead weapons in the report they submitted about there weapons plans, and stockpiles. They did not inventory them.
I know I am going out on a limb here, but did anyone think they simply forgot where they were or the information on where they were hidden had been misplaced or destroyed? I seem to recall that farmers in Europe still come across small stockpiles of hand grenades, ammunition, and other ordnance in trees, rock piles, and small caves from W.W.II and even W.W.I. I wonder why those were there, could they have been forgotten about?
I believe our Government was mislead by our intelligence agencies to support a war with Iraq. I also feel that our President may have had something to do with this deception on the American People. I try not to believe this, but I just cannot get the feeling that he went in to Iraq to finish what his dad could not finish. Perhaps he turned a blind eye to the truth to get his dad's enemy. I also believe Iraq's oil has something to do with it.
When data shows that another Nation is a threat to the United States and the World, one would hope that our leaders would vote in favor of action against such a threat. I also hope that our Leaders would then vote not in favor of supporting such action if the original data was false, inaccurate, and the supposed threat was not there.
I also do not like they way our economy and job prospects are going our country. We need better paying jobs, not low wage jobs in fast food and retail. How can anyone live on $11,000-$15,000 a year with a Family, let alone anyone that wants to start a Family. Our next President needs to focus more on getting our economy back on its feet while still maintaining a strong defense against terrorists. Bush tells us our economy is getting stronger. I see job loss, huge mergers of corporations that jump jobs. I see medium to large companies outsourcing jobs overseas and charging the same about of money for services. If outsourcing saves money for the company, I better see a drop in the price of goods and services that company produces. This does not happen.
I want a President that will stand up for the American way of life, one that will protect our jobs from being moved overseas and one that supports the creation of jobs that provide wages and benefits that can support a Family well. I want a President that will protect our Country from threats both abroad and at home. I want a President that will admit he/she was wrong and will takes steps to correct those wrongs. I want a President that supports the protection of our Environment, not one that allows it to be destroyed in the name of progress.