If I know you, and you're reading this blog, you have two choices:

1) Feel free to pretend you haven't, should the contents be offensive, sensitive in nature, or just TMI (Too Much Information).
2) Comment freely or talk to me face to face, and be prepared for further honesty and opinions.

Okay? Okay.

Feb 1, 2008

Dear Anonymous

Just to be clear-

I don't hate George Bush. Personally, I don't even know the man. I don't agree with his politics. I don't blame him for causing every world problem. As the President of The United States I do believe he contributes. He is in a position of power, he is in a position to create change.

My oldest son talks about politics with us and knows we don't support Bush. He has said "I hate Bush". And I remind him that we (meaning his parents) don't agree with Bush's politics, but that doesn't mean that we hate him. Bush is a father, son, husband. He is loved and may very well be a good man. I don't know him. I can't hate him. Hating and disagreeing? Two completely different things. For the record, I also tell my son, that just because we disagree with Bush, doesn't mean he has to.

I haven't seen evidence of him trying to help the homeless. I don't agree with no child left behind. The war? I'd have to blame him for that.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush and his top officials ran roughshod over the truth in the run-up to the Iraq war lying a total of 935 times, a study released Wednesday found.

Bush and his then secretary of state Colin Powell made the most false statements as they sought to drum up support for the March 2003 invasion to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the study alleged.

In a damning report, the Center for Public Integrity found “935 false statements by eight top administration officials that mentioned Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, or links to Al-Qaeda, on at least 532 separate occasions.”

As far as "paving the road to hell". I had to re-read the song. Is that statement harsh, condemning. Yes. Do I believe that line to be absolute? No.

My read is that this song is about taking The President down a notch- just a man talking to a woman who is trying to get him to think about the people, the individuals his decisions effect. "Can you even look me in the eye and tell me why?"

Has Bush done some good things? I'm willing to bet the answer is yes. I haven't seen much, but I haven't looked very hard either.

I like the song. I'm sorry you don't.


Suzanne said...

We have had this very same conversation with our children. We do not hate, but vehemently disagree with this President and his administrations choice to deceive the American people and their apparent lack of concern to our most fragile population.(poor, sick and elderly)

My 16 year old daughter wrote a paper based on Pink's Dear Mr. President for a government class last year. It was a harsh paper. I was concerned that it would not be received well. When I expressed concern about "paving the road to hell" She looked me right in the eye and said "Mom, I think Adam would disagree!" Adam is a young friend who had recently come home from Iraq with traumatic brain injury. There wasn't much to I could say to that. She received an A on the paper.

blahblahblah said...

I don't think you need to say sorry for one damn thing. this is your space, your voice, your ideas, your place. You invite people to join you but they don't have to come in.

I don't care how the coward Anonymous feels, the president is DIRECTLY responsible for the state of our nation. He gives those addresses that say just that....State of the Nation.

Our president has the power to veto, to influence, to impart acts and information that will further the success of our country as well as not endanger others.

Our current president has been proven to be a liar, an idiot (poor speaker, uses bad grammar, ect...) and indifferent to the outcry of our nation in response to a war that no one really wanted. He had support for it at first because he lied.

I think being the person directly responisble for thousands of people dying is a good way to find your way to hell, if it exists.

I don't think you need to apoligze for anything. Or to anyone.