Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Thank You, President Bush

A new book is coming out entitled Thank you, President Bush.

I can get into the spirit of that sentiment. So here is what I'm thankful for when it comes to our leader.

Thank you, President Bush, for misleading our nation about the threat that Iraq posed to our safety.

Thank you, President Bush, for advocating the denial of constitutional rights to a segment of our population because of their sexual preference.

Thank you, President Bush, for ruining our reputation in the world.

Thank you, President Bush, for helping to bring political discourse in this country to an all time low.

Thank you, President Bush, for the negative job growth in the past four years.

Thank you, President Bush, for the creation of a new governmental department that was redundant as hell. The Department of Defense could have given us a color code.

Thank you, President Bush, for underfunding No Child Left Behind.

Thank you, President Bush, for the deaths of over a thousand of our troops in a war that didn't need to be fought.

Thank you, President Bush, for the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens, citizens of a country that had never attacked us, citizens of a country that posed no threat to our well-being.

Perhaps most of all, thank you, President Bush, for causing me to waver in my belief that America is a fundamentally good place. Now that torture has been deemed okay, and we hold people for years with no trial in Guantanamo Bay, and the Christian Right has an inordinate amount of power, I can say without equivocation that America is not the country we once knew. You have disgraced America. Thank you very much.