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Commentary :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare
The Proverbial "Digging to China" or How Deep is the U.S. Hole in Iraq?
01 Dec 2007
Exactly how deep is the hole we are digging ourselves into, over in Iraq?
It is TRILLIONS of American tax dollars deep. The depth of our hole is thousands upon thousands of American and Iraqi lives wasted in the digging.

During the past seven years President George Walker Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their administration, a.k.a., advisors, have plundered American taxpayers in the name of their own very special interests—“the need for greed." The hardest-hit are America’s poor, especially via the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Our economy stinks, home foreclosures are at the highest level ever, too many Americans are in debt to creditors, our children are being uneducated in our public schools, and the economic outlook for the majority of Americans looks dismal as a "certifiable" president soon begins his last year of rule.

Since so few of our elected officials read, respect and observe our laws will the U.S. Constitution be disregarded, ransacked and disgraced as the next Hollywood movie?

Expenditures for war and "restoration" in Iraq cost American taxpayers TRILLIONS of dollars that would be better spent at home.

The middle class has become an endangered species much as the Amazon rainforests, African elephants and mountain gorillas, India's Bengal Tigers and our own American Timber Wolves. We have witnessed our government of hell-bent money mongers swooping down on the ideology, and reality, of making profits above all else.

While fingers point at Bush being a "lame duck" president, the reality is that Americans have a "lame duck" Congress. Our elected officials refuse to hold the Bush administration accountable for hundreds of alleged crimes and transgressions against the American people and violations of our Constitution. Voters and taxpayers have been abused by the two-party system, which has ensured that Republicans and Democrats equally have driven a wooden stake into the hearts of the American people.

Our noxious imperialistic irresponsible expenditures have placed cob webs in American wallets, where once dollars thrived.

Wasn’t it President Harry S. Truman who had a desk sign that stated, “The Buck Stops Here!” ? These days our leaders prefer to point their fingers at others, unwilling to demand accountability or accept responsibility. The American people deserve better.

Is it too late to save ourselves? Does the Bush administration's legacy to future generations of Americans read like the marble carvings on a gray, isolated tombstone? "Here lie the hearts and souls of the American people, vanquished and expired due to excessive poverty, government mismanagement, constitutional circumvention and corporate greed."


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See also:
http://www.pstern.statesman.com

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