Bush's new deal?

Steven Gruber
"Bush ponders £10bn New Deal to create jobs in Iraq," we are told by a headline in the Sunday Times of London.

What's a New Deal without the fireside chats?  Even George Bush's most ardent supporters can't excuse his near dereliction of duty by refusing to calm the fears of a frightened and nervous public.  What is the President's response to Chavez's rantings, to Ahmadinejad's threats, to Russia's energy blackmailing of Europe, to China and Russia's arming of Iran, to the daily threats to Israel's existence, to Kim Jong Il's nuclear tests, to Kofi Annan's parting shot at the US, to the corrupt UN, to French perfidy, and to Democratic party and mainstream media attacks on American troops, the war on terror, etc.?   Nothing.

So far, its been left to the Rush Limbaughs and Sean Hannitys of the world to carry the President's water.  But now George Bush has gone too far.  Today we are treated to the front page news that Iran remains gleefully defiant in the face of the seriously watered-down UN Security Council resolution, and that a stupendous terror attack(s) at Christmas time (perhaps the Chunnel) is in the works.

Where is the nationwide address from the President?  Why do American citizens, at home, need to live in fear of these endless threats from abroad?  Why is the President not explaining the government's views of the true nature of these threats and the steps we are taking to counter them?  Why isn't he telling us about the conversations he is having with other world leaders about these threats, and what actions he will take to counter them and protect us at home?  Why is the White House silent in the face of these daily threats?  Why do I have to carry the President's water?

A New Deal for Iraq?  I think not, Mr. President. But if you want to emulate Franklin Roosevelt, you might begin with some serious fireside chats at home. It is your job and your duty to protect us.  It is your job and your duty to provide, to the best of your ability, the opportunity for Americans to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  By saying little, you deprive us of our rights, and leave us worried not only about world events, but about our own government's willingness, ability and intentions to protect us. 

Are pajama-clad bloggers really the last line of defense against those who wish to do us harm?  God forbid.
"Bush ponders £10bn New Deal to create jobs in Iraq," we are told by a headline in the Sunday Times of London.

What's a New Deal without the fireside chats?  Even George Bush's most ardent supporters can't excuse his near dereliction of duty by refusing to calm the fears of a frightened and nervous public.  What is the President's response to Chavez's rantings, to Ahmadinejad's threats, to Russia's energy blackmailing of Europe, to China and Russia's arming of Iran, to the daily threats to Israel's existence, to Kim Jong Il's nuclear tests, to Kofi Annan's parting shot at the US, to the corrupt UN, to French perfidy, and to Democratic party and mainstream media attacks on American troops, the war on terror, etc.?   Nothing.

So far, its been left to the Rush Limbaughs and Sean Hannitys of the world to carry the President's water.  But now George Bush has gone too far.  Today we are treated to the front page news that Iran remains gleefully defiant in the face of the seriously watered-down UN Security Council resolution, and that a stupendous terror attack(s) at Christmas time (perhaps the Chunnel) is in the works.

Where is the nationwide address from the President?  Why do American citizens, at home, need to live in fear of these endless threats from abroad?  Why is the President not explaining the government's views of the true nature of these threats and the steps we are taking to counter them?  Why isn't he telling us about the conversations he is having with other world leaders about these threats, and what actions he will take to counter them and protect us at home?  Why is the White House silent in the face of these daily threats?  Why do I have to carry the President's water?

A New Deal for Iraq?  I think not, Mr. President. But if you want to emulate Franklin Roosevelt, you might begin with some serious fireside chats at home. It is your job and your duty to protect us.  It is your job and your duty to provide, to the best of your ability, the opportunity for Americans to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  By saying little, you deprive us of our rights, and leave us worried not only about world events, but about our own government's willingness, ability and intentions to protect us. 

Are pajama-clad bloggers really the last line of defense against those who wish to do us harm?  God forbid.