Comment on this article |
Email this Article
President Bush Makes 21 Decisions (english)
(No verified email address)
17 Oct 2002
These 21 items illustrate the thinking of our President.
1. Approved lowest foreign aid per capita of all industrialized nation (0.1 percent)
2. Rejected the Land Mines Treaty (mines maims and kill 22,000 each year)
3. Refused to ratify Kyoto Protocol on global warming (U.S. is biggest world polluter)
4. Refused to sign the 2002 Biological Weapons Convention targeting germ warfare
5. Insisted on Chemical Weapons Convention exemptions, refusing inspections of US sites
6. Refused to endorse the formation of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
7. Refused to sign Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (Unlike all other NATO partners)
8. Refused to ratify measures to disallow involvement of children in armed conflicts
9. Snubbed 2002 UN Earth Summit in Rio attended by 172 nations
10. Snubbed 2002 UN World Conference on Racism in Durbin
11. Buried the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that had benefited the world
12. Removed curbs on arms sales of $3.5 billion to unstable developing countries
13. Budgeted proportionally more on weapons than any previous U.S. administration
14. Ignored killing of 1892 Palestinians and 662 Israelis (Mostly civilians on both sides)
15. Promotes costly U.S. National Missile Defense (NMD) to dismay of world
16. First to terminate "no-first-use" rule for nuclear weapons
17. Supports IsraelŐs illegal occupation and contempt for UN resolutions
18. Used bombs and sanctions to help kill 100,000 Iraqui children age four and under
19. Threatened UN with nonpayment of dues for seat on Human Rights Commission
20. Has made the U.S. the most arrogant and most hated country in the world
21. Now hopes to distract U.S. public's attention from a sick domestic economy (five-year lows
on the stock market) and multi-millionaire CEO crooks, by promoting war on defenseless Iraquis
for sake of oil lobby, Israeli right-wing ideologues, and the military-industrial complex.
Please Don't Feed the Trolls
Wikipedia defines an Internet Troll as: "An Internet troll is either a person who sends messages on the Internet hoping to entice other users into angry or fruitless responses, or a message sent by such a person." Boston IMC strives to provide both a grassroots media resource as well as a forum for people to contribute to a meaningful discussion about local issues. Please, when posting comments, be respectful of others and ignore those trying to interrupt or discourage meaningful discourse. Thank you.
-- Boston Indymedia volunteers
Due to on going anti spam work quick comments are currently broken please use the full comment form. We do hope to have quick comments back on line soon.