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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 12:30 PM
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25. I think a large number of the population need counseling to get over
the stress caused by the Bush administrations exploitation of 9/11. The psych ops were very effective and many people have not unwound from them. And of course, the Bush strategy to redistribute wealth from the many to the few, also makes it harder to get back up.

But there are too many who are looking for perfect, which will always be elusive, and they won't settle for less. This is a defense strategy that enables them to never again be taken by surprised by horrors like 9/11 and this nation's disastrous lack of defense against it, and by disasters like the Bush administration policies that have finally come to full bloom.

This country would have been so much better off if Bush during 9/11 had told the Americans that this country does not cower in the face of our enemies. If he had told us to stand tall and stay off of our knees. Instead Bush and Cheney might as well have shouted, "Cower, cower, cowards! Drop to your knees" at the top of their lungs from the World Trade Center's ashes. Because that is exactly how we were told to act.

It's long time past for Obama to tell people to stand tall and stop cowering. Stop acting defeated over every little thing. Get up, fight. That should have been in his inauguration speech. He still needs to say it.
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