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Scheherazade

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Mr. Nader is preaching some truth in his letter to the Bush. I wish I could've signed on to this letter....
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A Letter to George W. Bush
Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader.
Consumer advocate, lawyer and author
Posted: 01/03/2014 12:11 pm
Dear Mr. Bush:
A few days ago I received a personalized letter from your Presidential Center which included a solicitation card for donations that actually provided words for my reply. They included "I'm honored to help tell the story of the Bush Presidency" and "I'm thrilled that the Bush Institute is advancing timeless principles and practical solutions to the challenges facing our world."

Did you mean the "timeless principles" that drove you and Mr. Cheney to invade the country of Iraq which, contrary to your fabrications, deceptions and cover-ups, never threatened the United States? Nor could Iraq (under its dictator and his dilapidated military) threaten its far more powerful neighbors, even if the Iraqi regime wanted to do so.

Today, Iraq remains a country (roughly the size and population of Texas) you destroyed, a country where over a million Iraqis, including many children and infants (remember Fallujah?) lost their lives, millions more were sickened or injured, and millions more were forced to become refugees, including most of the Iraqi Christians. Iraq is a country rife with sectarian strife that your prolonged invasion provoked into what is now open warfare. Iraq is a country where al-Qaeda is spreading with explosions taking 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 lives per day. Just this week, it was reported that the U.S. has sent Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq's air force to be used against encampments of "the country's branch of al Qaeda." There was no al Qaeda in Iraq before your invasion. Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein were mortal enemies.
The Bush/Cheney sociocide of Iraq, together with the loss of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers' lives, countless injuries and illnesses, registers, with the passage of time, no recognition by you that you did anything wrong nor have you accepted responsibility for the illegality of your military actions without a Congressional declaration of war.
Scheherazade

Reynoldsburg, OH

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You even turned your back on Iraqis who worked with U.S. military occupation forces as drivers, translators etc. at great risk to themselves and their families and were desperately requesting visas to the U.S., often with the backing of U.S. military personnel. Your administration allowed fewer Iraqis into the U.S. than did Sweden in that same period and far, far fewer than Vietnamese refugees coming to the U.S. during the nineteen seventies.

When you were a candidate, I called you a corporation running for the presidency masquerading as a human being. In time you turned a metaphor into a reality. As a corporation, you express no remorse, no shame, no compassion and a resistance to admit anything other than that you have done nothing wrong.

Day after day Iraqis, including children, continue to die or suffer terribly. When the paraplegic, U.S. army veteran, Tomas Young, wrote you last year seeking some kind of recognition that many things went horribly criminal for many American soldiers and Iraqis, you did not deign to reply, as you did not deign to reply to Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son, Casey, in Iraq. As you said, "the interesting thing about being the president" is that you "don't feel like [you] owe anybody an explanation." As a former President, nothing has changed as you make very lucrative speeches before business groups and, remarkably, ask Americans for money to support your "continued work in public service."

Pollsters have said that they believe a majority of Iraqis would say that life today is worse for them than under the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. They would also say George W. Bush left Iraq worse off than when he entered it, despite the U.S. led sanctions prior to 2003 that took so many lives of Iraqi children and damaged the health of so many civilian families.

Your national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice, said publicly in 2012 that while "the arc of history" may well turn out better for post-invasion Iraq than the present day violent chaos, she did "take personal responsibility" for the casualties and the wreckage. Do you?

Can you, at the very least, publicly urge the federal government to admit more civilian Iraqis, who served in the U.S. military occupation, to this country to escape the retaliation that has been visited on their similarly-situated colleagues? Isn't that the minimum you can do to very slightly lessen the multiple, massive blowbacks that your reckless military policies have caused? It was your own anti-terrorism White House adviser, Richard Clarke, who wrote in his book, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, soon after leaving his post, that the U.S. played right into Osama bin Laden's hands by invading Iraq.

Are you privately pondering what your invasion of Iraq did to the Iraqis and American military families, the economy and to the spread of al Qaeda attacks in numerous countries?

Sincerely yours,

Ralph Nader

P.S. I am enclosing as a contribution in kind to your presidential center library the book Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions by Clyde Prestowitz (2003) whom I'm sure you know. Note the positive remark on the back cover by General Wesley Clark.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/let...
Scheherazade

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I'll be contributing my own letter to Mr. Bush shortly.....

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

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Should change it to Obama!

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

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Jan 3, 2014
 
Zoe Regen wrote:
Should change it to Obama!
Why?
Reader NKA Scheherazade

Cleveland, OH

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2014 and nothing's changed.
Pizza anyone?

“Hereeeeee'ssss UR Pizza”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

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Reader NKA Scheherazade wrote:
2014 and nothing's changed.
Pizza anyone?
I gotta some tasty pizza for you
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

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Jan 3, 2014
 
Reader NKA Scheherazade wrote:
2014 and nothing's changed.
Pizza anyone?
Sure, thin crust with pepperoni , extra cheese, black olives, green olives, green peppers, spicy Italian sausage, and a few jalapenos.
Reader NKA Scheherazade

Cleveland, OH

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They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Sure, thin crust with pepperoni , extra cheese, black olives, green olives, green peppers, spicy Italian sausage, and a few jalapenos.
Why are you differentiating between black and green olives, bigot?
Scheherazade

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The only irony I find is that it is partially Nader's fault that we ended up with GWB in the first place...
dunadd

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Yes why! St Obama can't do wrong. And anyone who insinuates he can is antiO!
That's rich. Nader getting a letter from the GWB Presidential Center.
Iraq is a country rife with strife. Yeah, and Mesopotamia has been a region of strife since the beginning of time.
No al Qaeda in Iraq. al Qaeda is EVERYWHERE. One can probably find an al Qaeda near the flat where de Blasio lived until recently and near here whe lives in Upper Manhattan.
Prolly find al Qaeda or al Qaeda sympathiser at the very least in Columbus if one looked hard enough. Which reminds me whatever happened to Rifqa Bary.
Reader NKA Scheherazade

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dunadd wrote:
Yes why! St Obama can't do wrong. And anyone who insinuates he can is antiO!
That's rich. Nader getting a letter from the GWB Presidential Center.
Iraq is a country rife with strife. Yeah, and Mesopotamia has been a region of strife since the beginning of time.
No al Qaeda in Iraq. al Qaeda is EVERYWHERE. One can probably find an al Qaeda near the flat where de Blasio lived until recently and near here whe lives in Upper Manhattan.
Prolly find al Qaeda or al Qaeda sympathiser at the very least in Columbus if one looked hard enough. Which reminds me whatever happened to Rifqa Bary.
For the love of St. Barack, don't bait this one with Rifqa.
Big Johnson

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dunadd wrote:
Which reminds me whatever happened to Rifqa Bary.
Liz Lessner ate her.

“Zuzu's Petals”

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Black Rhino wrote:
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Why?
Because I said so!
dunadd

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Jan 3, 2014
 
What, I'm suppose to ask what happened to her in San Antonio?
How about on the Kyiv or Kaliningard Topix?
As far as I can recollect the only topix her story was on was Columbus, Ohio.
I thought maybe someone where she lived might know what happened to her. I read on Cleveland topix what is going on with the three females up there.
Is St Obama same same St Barack?
hey Chocolate Jimmie

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Jan 3, 2014
 
Scheherazade wrote:
The only irony I find is that it is partially Nader's fault that we ended up with GWB in the first place...
Partially his fault? Nader got 97,000 votes in Florida, and Bush beat Gore by 540 votes. Partially?

But back to the original topic, Bush needs to become black so that obama looks better and the comparisons will not sting obama as much. Or, if Bush refuses to become black then he could give up all of his money to that racist Reverend James Cone who tells YT to give back all he stole.
BS Radar

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Scheherazade wrote:
I'll be contributing my own letter to Mr. Bush shortly.....
Whatever village lost it's idiot, he/she/it has been found. Come get em please!

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Since: Dec 08

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Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>Because I said so!
But you're a tard.
Reader NKA Scheherazade

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Black Rhino wrote:
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But you're a tard.
Better a tard than a nitwit.
They cannot kill a Spook

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Jan 3, 2014
 
Reader NKA Scheherazade wrote:
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Why are you differentiating between black and green olives, bigot?
Yes I am an olive bigot.

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