REPLIES TO THE CURRENT QUESTION
Our question last week was:
What would you like to see President Bush accomplish in his last five months in office?
Here are your answers. The name of a writer is included only if he or she actually placed a name at the end of the message. Otherwise, we assume the writer wished anonymity and "name withheld" is inserted.
1. Take out the Iranian nukes before Obama can negotiate our defeat.
2. Do no harm.
1. Demand an end to the restriction on drilling in ANWAR.
2. Demand that Al Gore either move into a house that equals his with as many
environmentally sound and friendly features or shut the heck up.
3. Explain why he was not willing to use his veto on spending bills early on in his terms
4. Make a nationally televised speech and demand that:
Democrats either put up or shut up on the charges that he lied,
participated in cover-ups,
violated the Constitution - when, where, and how,
Ask Democrat senators and representatives
why they voted yes on the Iraq war and
provide to their constitutients the information they used to reach their decision, and
Democrats other then Joe Lieberman explain why the surge hasn't worked.
5. Tell the world he was dead wrong about Putin and the man is a cold blooded KGB
agent to this day.
6. Explain Harriet Meirs.
A smooth transition to the McCain Administration.
President Bush could, within his last five months of office, construct a speech wherein the American citizenry might take pause to refocus one's priorities.
He could start out by explaining to us how he came to quit his fight with Congress, how he came to stay away from the "bully" pulpit as our executive leader, and how he came to deny us the active leadership (during these past two or three years, you pick) he once displayed resulting in very high approval ratings.
After this honesty, Mr. Bush could then present us with those priorities he has remained steadfast in supporting, and why he has. Within this, he could inform as to his thoughts on the most urgent dangers we face as a country.
Finally, before leaving the stage, President Bush could outline what he would like to see America moving toward with the new adminstration and Congress, and why he would hope that such a direction takes place.
His final speech's paragraph would be an honest, heartfelt thanks to the troops--those living, injured and dead, those Americans who had stood with him and believed in him, and his love for this country and everything it stands for in this world.
To make such a dream of mine work, he needs to speak totally from his "heart" and not his mind; his words must be wrapped in truths that every American would find hard to deny, to dispute. A tough task, but one where honesty as its engine would be easy to drive home! He would have until Jan 20th of next year to give such a declaration.
If for no other reason, we have not been attacked on American soil for 7 years! Don't think for a moment our enemies have not made this their most ardent wish and goal.
As Commander In Chief, President Bush is victorious in this reguard!
Corrales, New Mexico
If I had a dream with respect to what the President would focus on during his last few months in office, it woudl be that he:
1. do everything possible to facilitate the infusion of Sunni citizens, former military (without "blood on their hands") and politicians into jobs and government.
2. initiate a solid alternative energy program that includes drilling in Alaska and opening up our other reserves (with an emphasis on latest technology approaches that are vetted for environmental safety)
3. establish working agreements and collaborations with Pakistan with respect to hot pursuit and destruction of leadership and training camps