Apology from Bush

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Registered: 08-27-2004
Apology from Bush
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Fri, 11-05-2004 - 6:58am
I have been one who has said all along that Bush does not need to apologize for going to war in Iraq because he does not feel he did anything wrong. CP made some interesting points about why and to whom Bush should apologize, and has me rethinking my position.

If you believe that Bush should apologize, this message is for you.

Pretend you are Bush's speechwriter and write the apology you want to hear.

Thank you for indulging me.

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Registered: 10-27-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 9:47am
Hi mamalyd,

I just noticed your post-- thank you for creating a thread for the purpose of discussing the issue of apology. I consider you courageous to consider changing your position!

cp

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Registered: 08-27-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 11:52am
Thank you for your kinds words.

I am looking forward to reading your response.

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Registered: 09-13-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 2:30pm
Heres what I think an apology from Bush needs to say:

I would like to take this oppertunity to apoligize to the American Public.

As an american myself I am ashamed of my behavior. I am sorry for:

Taking your children into a war that I decided we should fight even though it doesnt have a damn thing to do with 911.

For misleading the public into thinking this was the right course of action. Not about oil or wealth.

For misleading the american public on issues like the true condition of Iraq, the fact that we are building bases there because we are planning on occupying Iraq for how long..who knows. And all the other nasty details that everyone doesnt need to know.

For letting 911 happen on my watch.

For scaring the american public into thinking that with me as president we are all terriost fodder.

For trying to make America a tyrant

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Registered: 09-23-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 3:07pm
>>>>>For letting 911 happen on my watch.>>>>

If I had known Bush 'let 911 happen' I definitely would not have voted for him. Thanks for enlightening me. Now I know who to blame.

KathyB

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: mamalyd
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 3:33pm

That's hilarious!


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Registered: 11-20-2003
In reply to: mamalyd
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 9:50am
I personally never expected an apology - I think there is a difference between an apology (asking for forgiveness for something intentionally done wrong) and an acknowledgement that things did not come out as planned. And, I am not naive enough to believe he would ever do the latter, either, during an election campaign. But, and I am writing quickly so it won't be as elegant, if I were to hear this type of acknowledgement, it would make me feel more as if our President had a real sense of the situation:

My Fellow Americans:

When we undertook our invasion of Iraq, we did it to ensure the security of the American people and the rest of the world from a dictator who, by all intelligence indications available to me, posessed WOMD and the intent to challenge America and other countries intent on peace in the region. We saw him as a man who willingly used such weapons on his own people, and who was a continued threat to them as long as he was in power.

While there is no doubt that mistakes were made in our analysis of intelligence, and the threat of the use or sale of WOMD was not as immediate as we had believed, I still believe we did the right thing in trying to change a regime that had comtinually and intentionally disrupted peace in a tenuous arena.

It is our moral obligation to ensure that the people of Iraq are restored a country with a strong infrastructure and where mothers can feel safe to send their children outside to play, where people can find jobs and not fear for their journey to work, and where security promotes freedom which in turn spawns democracy. That said, we cannot deny that we find ourselves in a position where we need the help of other peace-loving nations in the world. The inability to point to stashes of WOMD led to confusion in some areas and gave strength to the enemies of freedom. Continued problems in restoring services and security to the people of Iraq further eroded support for our cause and turned even more moderate Iraqis towards support of the insurgency. What's done is done, but it would be unAmerican to have helped broker a situation such as this and then walk away. I recognize our responsibility in rebuilding Iraq and ensuring their security, and I ask other nations of the world to come join us with ideas, support, and resources. A strong Iraq which has witnessed the support of the nations of the world will be a beacon of freedom throughout that region, and something in which all nations can take pride.

How's that --- a political spin (and it's darn hard to ask ME to spin on W's behalf...;-)) that still says I thought it was one way, I was wrong, we're there now and we can't abandon them, and I'm here hat in hand to ask other nations to help us do the right thing.

Wen

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In reply to: mamalyd
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 8:59pm

I thought this was an interesting question, and I posed it to my husband whom I knew would have a good answer. He wrote this "letter of apology" and he didn't disappoint me.


My fellow Americans,


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Registered: 04-26-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 9:09pm
Now *that's* an apology!

Princess_C

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Registered: 04-26-2004
In reply to: mamalyd
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 9:10pm

"For letting 911 happen on my watch."


I suppose we should encourage our president to sharpen up on his psychic skills?

Princess_C

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Registered: 09-29-2003
In reply to: mamalyd
Sat, 11-06-2004 - 9:27pm

Wow, that was frightening........


Gee, Mr. President, prosecute Clinton????


 


Mich

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