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Dear Editor:

The vile and hate penned by some of our local right wingers is only overshadowed by the ignorance and selective memory the letters demonstrate. When Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, Faux Spews gave a collected yawn and Bush was given a pass. Chicken hawks such as Cheney and Krauthammer said Russia was just getting nervous about the expansion of NATO to its borders and that we were not going to war over it. The same holds true today. The Bush administration did essentially what the current one is doing, sanctions and support for the invaded country.

We are finally winding down the two wars put on the credit card. The Bush administration with the neocon chicken hawks within never put the wars on budget and used supplemental war spending on credit to pay for them. Where was the outrage from our local patriots? Obama came to office and put the wars on budget and all of a sudden the debt is his doing. This after through two terms VP Cheney was saying deficits didn’t matter. At the same time they  gave an unpaid for tax cut at the same time  which made the situation worse. Talk about lies, the number of them told to get us into Iraq and cheered on by Faux Spews was stunning and the cause of over 5000 U.S. deaths and 200,000 Iraqis. We have over 20,000 injured which will cost us close to $3 trillion over their life time and that probably won’t completely cover what will be needed. Are we supposed to go to war again? With a nuclear state? I guess we won’t have to worry about paying for it when the real mushroom clouds disperse. It won’t matter.

I’m proud of our President and this administration and the thoughtful approach it has taken to foreign affairs. Somali pirates aren’t heard from any longer, Bin Laden is gone with most his people, Syria is turning over it chemical weapons, Iran is talking to us and last month was the first month in 10 years we had no servicemen die in action. That is progress, not weakness.

David Butcher

This story was posted on April 3, 2014.
  • ajpagosa

    Bush Derangement Syndrome is a terrible disease.