February 10, 2004

Seriously Misled

I received an email today from Tom, a local musician (rock and roll cover band) - he sent this to his entire audience list. It starts like this:

Dear friend,

In an attempt to escape responsibility for the misleading statements that led the nation to war, President Bush has announced plans to form an independent inquiry to look into what went wrong. An inquiry would serve the Bush administration well: it would envelop the issue in a fog of uncertainty, deflect blame onto the intelligence services, and push any political damage into 2005, after the upcoming election.

and more straight off the moveon.org website. Then he added his own thoughts
George W. Bush is a liar. In a nation where Presidents are impeached for lying about personal indiscretions, the President's grand deception about the invasion of Iraq demands censure, if not impeachment. The previous President was, rightfully or not, impeached for lying about private misconduct. This President's deliberate lies have led directly to the loss of hundreds of American servicemen's lives and the lives of thousands of innocent civilians. There is no more heinous deceit than one which leads to the death of our loved ones. This act must not go unpunished.

Hey, if you've ever had friends or loved ones in the military, you owe it to them to act on this. This is not a partisan issue; President Bush's personal agenda led to the deaths of hundreds of our boys in uniform. If nothing else, this act alone demands action!

This is obviously a man with a problem grasping the facts, evidenced by the next email he sent 5 minutes later. He wanted to tell us all about MoveOn:
Hey this Bush thing I just sent - it comes from a group called MoveOn.org. They appear to be non-partisan, grassroots type of thing. They led a move to censure Clinton when he was in office as well, so they're not necessarily Democrat or Republican.
Yeah, no partisan leaning there at all. Never mind that the call for censure of Clinton was an attempt to save him from being impeached - just a plea bargain. Never mind the Bush is Hitler ads. Completely open minded.

Somehow I'm thinking the crowd that normally shows up at Famous Sam's to hear his band is going to be a lot smaller from now on.

As an aside, moveon.org claims to have gotten 250,000 signatures on their online petition. Knowing the gullibility of the Americans they are targeting the number is possible. I hope all of you are making your voices heard with your Congressional representatives. Find your Senators here and your Representatives here Don't waste time with a form letter or an online petition, tell them in your own words how you feel.

Posted by Vox at February 10, 2004 03:16 PM | politics