Praising Bush

Dear Editor:As a woman I saw a decent and honorable side of President George W. Bush that I admired then and I admire today. Despite the vilification of the Democratic press printed over Iraq, it was the Senate on Oct. 8, 1998 who said Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction; they mass produced poisonous gases Saddam Hussein used to massacre thousands of his own people, the Kurds, and supply others. Hussein had a nuclear reactor developing nuclear weapons that Israel took out in a raid, and China had shipped 200 tons of a long-range fuel for Hussein's missiles via Syria. Bush was smart; his grades in college were far better than Al Gore's and some other Democratic leaders, he passed the Bar on one visit (where Gore failed), he flew our most difficult fighter plane, the F104, and he had experience in owning two businesses, where President Obama and most presidents had none. Bush has strong feelings for the military; he and Laura showed up unannounced at veterans hospitals to visit, comfort and pray for the wounded, where Obama played basketball when he visited military bases. And it was Bush who straightened out the CIA and FBI that President Clinton had left in shambles. Bush is blamed for our present situation, when it was Clinton who pressured banks to accept bad home loans, and it was Bush who tried 17 times to discourage the practice of the two Fannies, but no one in Congress listened. Rush Limbaugh says Bush is a very decent and honorable man, and I agree. Bush never criticized other presidents, but said what he would do, which Democrats should do. -- Thelma Simpson, Downey

********** Published: November 18, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 31