mrs custardcream

I am an american student who gave up on the somewhat limited and VERY expensive options ahead of her to transfer to a school in the uk, where her options aren't limited at all, though "less expensive" is currently under debate. I miss my dogs and chickens, and so should you. if knitting scares you, please, for the sake of your children, look away.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

one more nail in the coffin of accountability

oh this just pisses me off

from yahoo:

"WASHINGTON - President Bush says there is no need to hold anyone in his administration accountable for what has happened in Iraq because the voters have already spoken.
"We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections," Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post for Sunday's editions. "The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me." "

ARRRRGGGGHHHH! words cannot describe....I mean honestly. honestly. firstly, only 51% of the country chose you, which leaves a LOT of people who would like to see just a little bit more accountability over what happened. secondly, this is a WAR, something which has cost people lives, money, homes, family, freedom- it's not like someone mislaid some nice china and you're not pursuing it because "well, no one really seems to want me to go after them, so whatever". THAT DOESN'T APPLY HERE! you are the man in charge of the world's most powerful country, it is your duty to make sure that the decisions and actions you take are well-thought-out and can stand up to scrutiny. there can't be any scrutiny if you deny there's a problem.

and in case you don't realize, quite a lot of people who DID vote for you aren't entirely happy about iraq. you have a lot of people who want to know why things have gone wrong and who caused them to go wrong. just saying "ha ha, you elected me so I don't have to tell you ANYTHING" isn't going to win you friends. but then hey, you've got a posse of loyal handlers/cohorts who will do anything you say (and who will get you to do anything they say), so it's not like you really need friends...

just- ARRGH! times like this I really do seriously consider giving up my citizenship. if people like this are allowed to be in charge of the country not once but twice, something is seriously wrong with the american people. how could we allow this to happen? TWICE?

say what you will about kerry, but you wouldn't hear any of this "I'm in charge so screw you all" BS if he was in charge.


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