The Bush Administration is bent on starting WWIII,
with or without any allies. The
“axis of evil” that Bush is touting reminds one of WWII, in
which Germany, Italy, and Japan were the enemies.
Now, without coalition building efforts, we are ready to
charge into a war against an axis needing to be attacked -- and
The problem is that there is no international support
for this war. There are many countries who are down right
against it, and some fear it is merely an excuse to increase our
military budget to close to a half a trillion dollars.
No other country is so adamant that military action
is necessary right now. Not
one of our allies has come out in support of this newly waged war.
Even Britain has been unusually quiet in the past week
since Bush’s Declaration of War, posed as the State of the Union
There has been no input by any other country so far.
Many countries have expressed fears that we are carrying
out this war to avenge the incident that occurred on September 11.
Unfortunately, there are many Americans that believe that
revenge for those incidents are justified to bring the whole world
into a Third World War. I
refuse to believe there are eighty percent of Americans that
believe we are taking the right precautions for this new war.
Those numbers reflect the fear and insecurity that we are
feeling, not the support of Bush’s maverick style of waging war.
The Bush administration keeps touting that we are at
war, but it doesn’t appear to be true for the rest of the world.
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz has threatened our
allies that they must participate in this war with us, or become
one of our enemies. He
said “Those countries that choose to tolerate terrorism and
refuse to take action… will face consequences.”
This intimidation and pride will hurt our coalition
greatly, and will push away many of our tenuous allies.
In the ever-increasing need to become more and more secure,
we are slowly becoming the world’s enemy.
Many countries have already come out
to express their dismay at our President’s war hungry rhetoric. European defense chiefs made it clear that they disagree with
Bush’s premise that an expanded war is needed.
They were put off by Bush’s “we’ll do it with, or
without you” attitude and expressed worry over the
disintegrating ties with former enemies.
This did not seem to bother the Bush administration which
need to learn that building coalitions must still be the number
one goal in this war against terrorism.
We cannot do it alone.
(Perhaps Gore could be called on as a coalition building
consultant). It appears to many that the “axis of evil” has
been created as an excuse to go to war.
There are many reasons that our government might do this
including, but not limited to, helping the economy, intimidating
every enemy, and helping to pass an outrageous military budget.
The Bush administration is proposing
to increase the Pentagon yearly budget by $120 billion over the
next five years, to $451 billion in 2007.
This is an increase
of a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next five years.
This outrageous budget, along with a $1.35 trillion tax cut
over ten years is the definition of fuzzy math. Most people would
not agree with this idea unless they are fearful for the security
of our nation, and this is precisely how the Bush administration
is trying to make us feel. Bush
said in his speech on Tuesday that “Our first priority must
always be the security of our nation, and that will be reflected
in the budget I send to Congress.”
He is already preparing us for what will become the
greatest act of fiscal irresponsibility our government has ever
Rumsfield is already gearing up his
rhetoric to match the certain attack forthcoming, saying “The
best…defense is a good offense.”
There has been no talk of diplomacy or coalition building,
just football-like jargon. Are
our leaders looking towards Vince Lombardi half time speeches for
their inspiration? There
seems to be no doubt in the minds of the Bush War cabinet that war
is imminent. The
sooner they can convince the nation that war is necessary (they're
not concerned with convincing the world) the better Bush’s
chances are of winning the military budget and to maintain his
approval ratings. Make no mistake about it, we are starting World
War III, with or without your support, or the support of the
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