27 Aug

A question for the good citizens of America:


Isn’t it enough that they lied you into an illegal and immoral invasion of a weak country unconnected in any way to 9-11, resulting in the deaths and maiming of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Americans and the displacement of 4.2 million Iraqis?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they brought shame to the name of America worldwide through their torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, the secret rendition of hundreds of captives to prisons in other countries to be tortured, and the continuing abuse of those who have been imprisoned in Guantanamo for years without being charged with any crime?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they have assaulted your Constitution, wiretapping your phones and establishing a secret, illegal surveillance program, the extent of which you still do not know?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they continue to send your sons and daughters, wives and husbands into the maelstrom of an Iraqi civil war and sectarian violence, unable to admit their administration’s failures, while all around knowledgeable observers are telling them that your sons and daughters, wives and husbands cannot secure Iraq, however many will die trying to do so?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they have spent you, your children, and your grandchildren into a $9 trillion gross national debt, with over $200 million a day being wasted in Iraq, at the same time, spreading their incompetence, willful neglect, and reduced support across governmental programs designed to protect and assist you?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they have repeatedly subverted the will of Congress and you through Presidential signing statements, refusing to produce documents requested by Congressional committees, and ignoring Congressional subpoenas for testimony by administration personnel and office holders?

That’s not enough?

Isn’t it enough that they have turned your Justice Department into a political arm of their party and put in place an Attorney General who is a disgrace to American jurisprudence and who lied to protect them from you?

Isn’t all of this that the Bush/Cheney administration has done enough to bring impeachment proceedings against Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, so that you will know exactly everything they have done and the full extent of the damage they have done to your country and the world, and, in the process, eliminate unconstitutional precedents set by these men for your future Presidents and Vice-Presidents?

If not; if all of this is not enough, then, please, good citizens of America, tell me,

just what would be enough?

Mary Oleary-McGlinn

(Number of displaced Iraqis: The Detroit Free Press, August 29, 2007; Gross national debt:; Daily cost of Iraq war: Congressional Research Service)

Those of you who are opposed to the policies of this administration, join other good citizens of America in the September 15, March in Washington, to protest our continued military occupation of Iraq, and to tell Bush and Cheney: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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