"Congress can not stop me from sending more troops!!!"

@vhmehta (621)
United States
February 1, 2007 10:50am CST
This words from Bush sounds more like words coming out from dictator... I have my own doubts about how much democratic is US!! with majority people opposing war still President can do whatever he wishes!! He needs to be impeached as soon as possible. Why are US people so passive? If it was India Bush had been removed long time ago... A mistake to start a war is not allowed and he should be punished like any other US citizen.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Tell me, has your life been affected on a personal level by his phone taps? Has your mail been tampered with? Has your house been blown up by terrorists? He's made America safer for all Americans, and he gets no thanks. History will see him as a strong, courageous leader, who had the will to stand up to a largely biased populace. I voted for Kerry in the 2004 election, but I've since seen the error of my ways. We need leaders who are strong enough to do what they feel is right, not leaders who flip-flop on every decision and go whichever way the polls tell them to. The Constitution set up a representative democracy, because the founding fathers felt that the average American wasn't discerning enough to know what was best for himself. I'm sorry to say that based on the last 6 years, the founding fathers were 100% correct. The war is not a mistake. Failure to support the soldiers fighting the war is a mistake. Pulling out soldier's funding is a mistake. Decreasing the manpower in the war is a mistake. Think of it this way: in your job, your company gets a certain amount of money for supplies. If something breaks, you can't do your job until the equipment is fixed. If people are on vacation, you have to work much harder to pick up the slack. If your family and friends say "Your job is awful and I hate you for doing it!" it makes your work harder. The thing is, at Second Citizen's Bank (your place of work in this example), your life is not in danger because the copier is broken, Susie is on vacation, and Bill prefers Third National Bank over Second. We're at war. America, to continue in its position of Top Nation on Earth, must win this war. The standard of life that all Americans hold so dear depends on it. And America can't do it without support. You can have your opinions, but to insult people who are merely doing their job (i.e., the President and his soldiers) is tantamount to treason. Plus, it's the height of rudeness.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
4 Feb 07
To be honest I am very mad at Bush administration. I don't know what to say. New law signed by Bush before Christmas say, that government can open citizens mail. Yes, he is actiong like dictator and he is worst president ever.
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• United States
29 Jun 07
The president is the executive branch of the government, or have you forgotten? Congress also voted for the Iraq Resolution which authorized him to send as many troops as possible. You want a dictator, its Chavez or Jung IL of North Korea.
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Jong IL and other dictator are doing the same thing Bush is doing.. Trying to protect there country from super powers who attack countries without any solid reason... Being a executive branch does not take away from the point that you should have solid reasons for attacking a country and killing innocent civilians.
• United States
29 Jun 07
Jong Il is a power mad dictator. Chavez is a power mad dictator as well. You should get yourself familiar with the Iraq War Resolutions. So, you must be one of those "hate Bush" people. Well Bush has more valor than the "liar" Bill Clinton who did nothing when we had our embassies attacked by the "World Wide Jihad". At least Bush has done something about it. Get them on "their" soil. Take the war to them. Carter was also a loser who did nothing. Democrat presidents nowadays do nothing but talk. So, a person like you would have felt the same way when we invaded Iwo Jima or the Guadacanal back during World War II. I am glad I am on the winning side instead of the losing anti American side.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
30 Jun 07
You forgot that the UN voted 17 times to use force to enforce the resolutions supporting the weapons inspectors. People fail to realize that we(the US and the UN) were still at war with Iraq from the first Iraq war. The first Iraq war ended in a Cease Fire. president Bush Sr. had to agree not to remove Sadam Hussane from power. People need to remember that the bigger the colition the more conditions are placed on you and the harder to fight a war. Hillary Clinton seems to forget that she told the Senate that she read the same intellengence as President Bush and did her own research and came to the same conclusion as the President. Now she said that she thought she was voting to negoiate with Sadamand not go to war.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
29 Jun 07
In the US the President is the Commander in Chief of the Military. Some of the Congressional leaders think they have the power to tell the President what to do and do not understand how the US system works. The news media thinks that if they tell us we are losing that it will become true. President Bush and our Troops are fighting a two front war - one in Iraq and the other at home with people who dislike him for no apparent reason. He will go down in History as one of the great presidents.
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
29 Jun 07
He will go down in history as great!! no question about it... A great fool!
• United States
29 Jun 07
Bush will go down in history as one of the best presidents with vision. The only fools will be the ones who keep fooling themselves like the liberals and democrats.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Well, there are many who would Love to see him impeached even still yet today. I am not sure if it will ever happen, but honestly in my Opinion he is the Worst president ever in listening to the American public, and hopefully everyone has listened to where if your name is BUSH you will never have a chance in being in office as the President ever. I truly feel it is time for a change, but it will probably not come until Election time.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Bush is exactly correct, Congress cannot stop him, short of discontinuing the funding. Bush is the Commander In Chief, Congress has already voted to go to Iraq, and the Constitution authorizes the President to defend our country. Your use of the word Impeach in this instance is ludicrous and irresponsible at best. As Congress has voted and approved the actions in Iraq, what would be the grounds for impeachment proceedings? Also, the United States is NOT India, our Governments are different and our laws are different. India in no way compares to the US, so what may or may not have happened there is completely irrelevant and does not apply here. Finally, Bush was elected twice by a democratic process and his term ends in 2008. Given those circumstances, bush hardly qualifies as a dictator.
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Actually Congress can stop him. Congress controls the money and they can cut the funds for Iraq at any time. I think the House of Representatives has already voted against increasing troops.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
2 Feb 07
He was voted into office so the choices are his regardless of what popular opinion is. If everyone is against the war, their representatives in congress would vote against it, or the President will not be reelected. He was reelected, so obviously people didn't have too big a problem with it. This has nothing to do with dictatorship, just the way the US civil system works.