Bush Baiting Castro

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
October 25, 2007 3:08am CST
I guess we don't have enough enemies mad at us because I found it hard to comprehend hearing President Bush on the news making provocative remarks aimed at Fidel Castro. You would think we already have too many irons in the fire, but, evidently he doesn't think so. Why can't we just handle one situation at a time. We're already at war. There is much speculation that things are about to get hotter with Iran. And now this. It is just too much!
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@Netsbridge (3241)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Because the US governmnet is very war-like, does not understand peace and thinks it always has to be in war (an act I believe is more of a tactic to divert attention from its own putrid domestic problems). The love of war has become an illness for the US government so much so, that people/nations will have to see this condition as such and treat it as an illness in order to rid the US government of such mad, nonlogical urges! Believe it or not, the US government just does not understand peace, and considers a peaceful person or nation as an easy prey.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I don't like to think of our government in such a light, Netsbridge, but you do make several valid points. I am anti-war and don't understand why we keep going into war after war.
• United States
26 Oct 07
Two quick points I'd like to make here; First, Castro has outlasted our presidents because the Cuban people are not given the privledge to vote. It's called a dictatorship, and COMMUNISM! Second, why do we go to war?, (and I for one do not believe for a second that most Americans want to go to war) Please take another peek at your history books; Pearl Harbor, Germany/Hitler/ and his buddies, and most recently the loss of over 3000 American Citizens to an attack on our homeland.... maybe you remember it? It was named for the date....911!!!
• United States
27 Oct 07
Really! What do you call given the right to vote but your vote does not matter when it comes to deciding who becomes the next president of the US (seeing the US president is often elected by the votes of pressure groups and big business)? (Laughs) Caroliewrites, 1). Dictatorship is stomping into another's territory and killing them, destroying their properties, disabling their economy and telling the natives when you think they should or should not conduct their daily businesses! 2). Communism aka Leninism aka Centralized Socialism (Lenin's version of Marx's and Engel's version of British Democracy) is more of what the US government practices. Did you know that in the US one is penalized for being independent and having a mind to think for one's self? Did you know that one can almost go nowhere in the US, successwise, if one is not a crowd follower, a butt and/or shoe kisser? 3). As per war involvements, the US government goes nowhere where it has no monetary interest, and often gains support by lying to its people! Below is a good link to orient you with US interventions worldwide: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/US_Interventions_WBlumZ.html 4). Ha, 911/2001. Although I do not condone methods of revenge such as those of 911/2001 and I am still saddened by the innocent lives lost, let us not forget that before there was 911/2001, there was the Iran/Iraq war - where the US played both sides of the game; Libya; Grenada; Kosovo; Panama (and where, by the way, is president Noriega?); etc. I believe any Middle Eastern involvement in 911/2001 was simply in retaliation to what the US government and its allies have been doing to the Middle Easterners. On the other hand, however, I believe that the greater part of 911/2001 was engineered by the US government in preparation for what is currently going on in the Middle East - an attempt towards imperialism! What better way to kill two birds with one stone? What am I talking about? I am telling you that the only way all those gullible Arabs could have gotten access into those cockpits, would be if they were escorted by some high ranking and well recognized US officials! And the suspicious collapses of the Trade Towers only help to sustain my argument. Did you also know that teh World Trade Towers were reported collapsed, twenty minutes, before the building actually collapsed? See: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/260207building7.htm
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Well I can't be really surprised at anything Bush says or does...you can believe it when I say I never voted him to be president...and I still remained surprised that he was re-elected..like what a$$hole thought he was good enough first time round to elect him again as President....I had to restrain myself--this was shortly after he was re-elected...I bumped into a neighbor who expressed her enthusiasm about him winning again..."Don't you think he's been the best President we've ever had?" I was thinking to myself at the time, hey lady what planet are you from? Long time ago, during my college days I was a friend of someone who had spent a lot of time living abroad...He said "Oh, if you only knew the REAL opinions many people outside of America have toward Americans, it would stagger you." In other words, not too kindly..and this was in the late 1970s!! With having a President like Bush it can only be so much worse...people WILL judge us, based on our political representatives, and believe that is how we all think...oh, so wrong As far as for whom I'm voting for President next year...I'm at a loss to be honest...I'm sifting through the policies of Clinton, Obama and Biden who seem the most likely to win my vote...I'm not impressed by any of the Republican hopefuls...
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• United States
25 Oct 07
I blame that whole mess with the electoral votes in Florida being "lost" as the reason Bush won the second time around. Remember, his brother was the governor of that state at the time. Who knows, maybe that gave the Bush administration the time to tamper with the votes in other states? I wouldn't be surprised since his approval rating wasn't all that great back then either.
@tigertang (1749)
• Singapore
25 Oct 07
Castra, ruthless old SOB that he has, has managed to make a complete monkey out of the US of A. Here you have tinny little Cuba rubbing up against the World's strongest nation and how many President's has he outlasted. Why is it that whenever a US president tries to do something intelligent about CUba like lift the pointless embargo - Castro ends up making a monkey out of the President. Have no fear, the same pattern will repeat itself and before you know if Catro will still be there while W heads off into a retirement of his own making.
• United States
26 Oct 07
That is all he can do. He is a lame duck and he can't get anything done, so he has all this time on his hands.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
A president should never have a lot of time on his hands, sarah, and Bush has done some unprecedented things during this latest term. It won't surprise me at all if he finds a way to stay in office after the elections.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
This president does have time on his hands. And he doesn't have enough time to change the two term rule. Since, FDR no president can serve more than 2 terms in a row. He could try to get elected after the next president, but I don't see him doing that.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Oct 07
Yes it is. I will be glad when 2008 gets her for a new president.I liked he's dad in the 1980' but Bush or the prisdent now has a weried way of running things. At first I liked him and was glad he made president but lately things seem crazy to me.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Well, Shaun, don't start celebrating too soon. From what I am hearing, President Bush just might stick around longer that expected.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Oct 07
In 2008 it will be the end of him being a president. I am glad about that. I just hope and pray we get a good one next year.
@latinvari (192)
• Turkey
25 Oct 07
oh bush enough yaa enough he is so stupid i think you have a so many enemy and i think all world bush s enemy and bush will be still president wold is still your enemy
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
That sounds about right, latnvari, just more of the same.
@anand_cs (43)
• India
26 Oct 07
Yes i completely agree with you.You have got so many enemies alreay,so many terrosrist organisations plotting against you, so many countries plotting against you, you still wanna make some more enemies.As i am not an American i would like to know whether any improvement works have been done in america in the last 10 years or he is just distributing money for war?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I wish I knew the answer to that, anand, but I don't.
@anniepa (27521)
• United States
26 Oct 07
It is too much! It's just that cowboy, "my way or the highway" mentality that makes me crazy. Now that he's the lamest of lame-ducks he's doing all he can do to prove he's still "relavent" and I honestly think he wants to leave as big a mess as possible for his successor to clean up. What a job our next President is going to have! I only hope it's someone all Americans can be proud to have as our President regardless of party affiliations. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I'm with you, anniepa, but I have an uneasy feeling about the coming election and the things that will transpire around it. I hope my fears are unfounded.
@MrNiceGuy (4143)
• United States
2 Nov 07
war with cuba isn't going to happen. we have been hostile with Cuba, and rightly so, since the 60's. what is your point?
• United States
6 Nov 07
"It is just too much!"