Mr. Trump: You are to be congratulated on capturing the mood and emotions of the nation. Many hold the same opinions that you do – while they have misgivings about you as a person – they like what you say. And many feel that the others running do not have what it takes to stand up for America. Many appreciate that you do. However, many are still undecided about your presidency.
The word on the street is that you are digging unnecessary holes in your campaign by your inability to hold your temper and some of the outrageous remarks and statements that you make. Before you place your hand on a Bible, (one you do not seem to be too acquainted with), and raise your hand to a God (you do not submit to), you might want to take a gander at the consequences of what your words are doing to further divide this nation. The most important task lying before an upcoming president is to heal the nation and to bring people together in a civil manner.
It is recommended that you get your hands on a copy of George W. Bush’s book, “Decision Points,” and read at least the Content Page and turn to page 223 and read the unbelievable pressure and strain that was on one of our most beloved presidents and take to heart what will be required of you so as not fall in the foot tracks of previous presidents – who will go down in history as massive failures by dividing the country and causing huge weapons of mass destruction in this country – discord, unrest, riots, uncertainty, and even anger – anger at the government – and even our nation as a whole. President Bush did not lie. As a citizen of this country for 74 years, I refute the lie you told about President Bush lying.
Nothing refutes a lie like the truth and Jesus says .”If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32
You should walk in President Bush’s shoes for just a few moments and read the chapter on Iraq. You have admitted that you have made mistakes – that everyone makes mistakes. Most loyal Americans do not feel that George W. Bush made a mistake by going into Iraq. He did not act alone. You dishonor those wounded veterans you care so much about by denying them the honor of their duty during those years and also dishonor to their families. America is not about the party system but about America and the people who love this nation. America may be on course for yet another Civil War as the country is so divided – caused by politicians.
Back up to when Bill Clinton was president and then consider the information given to President Bush and the UN Security from Colin Powell. President Bush could not go to Iraq and have a “sit down” with Hussein – and he had to rely on the UN and his advisers. After reading parts of his book, I think you owe him and this nation an apology. Click above and view the video where Colin Powell describes weapons of mass destruction to the UN Security.
President Bush writes: “As a condition for ending hostilities in the Gulf War, UN Resolutions 687 required Saddam to destroy his weapons of mass destruction and missiles with a range of more than ninety miles. The resolution banned Iraq from possessing biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons or the means to produce them. To ensure compliance, Saddam was required to submit to a UN monitoring and verification system.”
“At first, Saddam claimed he had only a limited stockpile of chemical weapons and Scud missiles. Over time, UN inspectors discovered a vast, haunting arsenal. Saddam had filled thousands of bombs, shells, and warheads with chemical agents. He had a nuclear weapons program that was about two years from yielding a bomb, much closer than the CIA’s prewar estimate of eight to ten years. When his son-in-law defected in 1995, Saddam acknowledged that the régime had been hiding a biological weapons program that included anthrax and botulinum toxin.”
“To keep Saddam in check, the UN imposed strict economic sanctions. Then Saddam diverted nearly two billion dollars from the Oil-for-Food program – which the UN had created to provide for the basic humanitarian needs of innocent Iraqis – to enrich his cronies and reconstitute his military strength, including programs related to weapons of mass destruction. As children starved, he launched a propaganda campaign blaming sanction for the suffering.”
“In 1998, Saddam had persuaded key trading partners like Russian and France to lobby the UN to loosen the restrictions. Then he forced the UN weapons inspectors to leave the country. The problem was clear: Saddam had never verified that he had destroyed all of his weapons from the Gulf War. With inspectors gone, the world was blind to whether he had restarted his programs.”
“The Clinton administration responded by launching Operation Desert Fox – a four-day bombing campaign conducted jointly with Great Britain and aimed at degrading Saddam’s WMD capabilities. In a prime time address from the Oval Office in December 1998, President Clinton explained.
“Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world. Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons. I want to explain why I have decided, with the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, to use force in Iraq; why we have acted now; and what we aim to accomplish”. You may read the whole transcript of President’s Clinton’s speech.
More excerpts from President Clinton’s speech
“Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them. Not once, but repeatedly.” Unleashing chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war, not only against soldiers, but against civilians, firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iran. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq. The international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again.”
“That is why, on the unanimous recommendation of my national security team — including the vice president, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the secretary of state and the national security adviser — I have ordered a strong, sustained series of air strikes against Iraq.”
Finally, “President Clinton went on to say: “And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them”
“The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.” — Bill Clinton, President of the United States, 1998
“The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government – a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people. Bringing change in Baghdad will take time and effort. We will strengthen our engagement with the full range of Iraqi opposition forces and work with them effectively and prudently…” — Bill Clinton, President of the United States
“Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors. He will make war on his own people.” — Bill Clinton, President of the United States
“And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them.”– Bill Clinton, President of the United States speaking about Saddam Hussein
“Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors…” — Bill Clinton, President of the United States, December 16, 1998
Mr. Trump, it is not normally your character to admit mistakes or to apologize when you are wrong – which you think you never are – if you want to be president of this country – then you need to develop a different attitude about what is wrong with America and not just bashing your opponents. Given the same information that was given President Bush, what would you have done in the Iraq War decision? Hillary voted for the war as well. Follow this link to see who voted “yes” to go to war against Iraq. There were seventy-seven senators out of 100 who voted “yes” to the war.
“A “yes” vote was a vote to grant President Bush the power to attack Iraq unilaterally. A “no” vote was a vote to defeat the measure. Voting “yes” were 29 Democrats and 48 Republicans. Voting “no” were 1 Republican, 21 Democrats, and 1 Independent.”
It was once said that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Paraphrase: The only thing necessary for America to continue on a path of internal destruction is for apathy and anger to reign and good people not voting.
This was not an independent decision made by President Bush alone. And yes, Mr. Trump he did keep us safe after the unexpected horror of 911. You do need to apologize to President Bush. I would suggest you do it before the South Carolina vote.
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