Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bush Before He Was Elected Said These Things...

   More on the Bush ramblings about supporting our troops in Iraq.

"The facts are stark and the facts are real. . . Our men and women in uniform love their country more than their comfort. They have never failed us, and we must not fail them. But the best intentions and the highest morale are undermined by back-to-back deployments, poor pay, shortages of spare parts and equipment, and rapidly declining readiness."

". . .these are signs of a military in decline and we must do something about it. The reasons are clear. Lack of equipment and material. Undermaning of units. Overdeployment. Not enough time for family. Soldiers who are on food stamps, and soldiers who are poorly housed. Dick Cheney and I have a simple message today for our men and women in uniform, their parents, their loved ones, their supporters: Help is on the way!"

                    —George W. Bush VFW Speech - August 21,2000

   But wait! There's more!  From the same speech above.

As commander-in-chief I will give our military a clear sense of mission.  America will be involved in the world.  But that doesn�t mean our military is the answer to every difficult foreign policy situation.

 When America uses force in the world, the cause must be just, the goal must be clear, and the victory must be overwhelming.

These lessons of our history must never be forgotten. The lesson of freedom must never be tarnished

   Compare this speech while he was running for president in 2000, with his actions since gaining office.  Need I say more?