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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 07:51 PM
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Bush is Winning This War!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:33 PM

O.K., Mission Accomplished hasn't been accomplished in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan remain strong, but let's give credit where it's due. The president has been fighting several wars at once and while his hands are full with his wars abroad, here at home his wars are going splendidly.

As Thom Hartmann documents in his book, "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class," Bush has achieved one victory after another against working people. Paul Krugman makes clear in "The Conscience of a Liberal" that Bush's wars against workers, unions, the retired, and the sick have much to brag about. And let's not forget the president's successful campaign against democracy and the Constitution, well-documented in John Dean's "Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches."

Homeland wars also include victories against poor children. Bush persevered and successfully vetoed the S-CHIP legislation that would have provided health care for millions of uninsured children. And just this week he bundled together battles on several fronts against children in general and poor children in particular by vetoing increases in K-12 education, Head Start and child care. Regarded by some as a chicken-hawk who avoided military service in Vietnam, it's clear that he was saving himself for bigger hostilities.


Add to these war successes this accomplishment: more than 40 years after Head Start began, only about half of poor children eligible for Head Start are enrolled in the program. That means that each year about one million children are casualties of Head Start underfunding. Sadly for the president, after he vetoed the Head Start legislation for this fiscal year, Congress sent him a veto-proof bill that would increase funding from $6.8 billion in fiscal 2007 to $7.3 billion in fiscal 2008, an increase of approximately 8 percent. While more substantial than previous increases, it still would not make up for the 11% decrease accrued from 2002. And it still leaves approximately a million poor children without a Head Start program.

Overall, comparing this total damage to lives and program infrastructure with the Iraq war's casualties and infrastructure destruction, there's no question that the war-on-children president has done well here at home! It's not altogether "Mission Accomplished," but it's certainly a striking example of why he deserves the title Commander-In-Chief!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 09:45 PM
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1. Kick cause this is a great article
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 10:20 PM
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2. k&r. !
He "does" destruction really really well! It's his 'specialty.
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