Open Letter to George W. Bush

October 26, 2007, 10:00 am; posted by
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Dear Mr. President:

You do not know me, and chances are you will never read these words, but there are things that need to be said for posterity’s sake, and now is as good a time as any to say them. Perhaps, as the elderly gentleman who had lost both his sight and his hearing said, when asked why he still attended church, “I just want to make sure everyone knows which side I’m on.”

Thank you.

First of all, thank you for standing up for yourself when the media and liberal forces in this nation attempted to bully you into forfeiting an election you had rightfully won. All of us remember where we were when 9/11 happened, and many of us can recall our first salient thought — “What if George Bush had not taken office?!” Your courage and leadership were indispensable during those days, and I believe now, as I did then, that God had raised you up for “such a time as this” in our nation’s history.

Secondly, thank you for serving, though you knew you would willingly expose yourself and your family to the ridicule and disrespect with which this nation treats its elected officials. I am embarrassed for my nation. To whatever extent I can, I truly apologize. From being fodder for late-night comics and the main target of the liberal media, to being the scapegoat for every natural disaster that hit our shores during your terms in office, you have borne it all with dignity. You have never lashed out at your enemies and have always carried yourself with class. You’ve done nothing to sully the name of Jesus Christ, whom you have publicly acknowledged as your Lord and Savior.

Thirdly, thank you for having the courage of your convictions. I believed you when you said that this war on terrorism was not a war that could be won in a year, or even a decade, but that it was nonetheless a war that must be fought. You never tried to deceive us when you talked about the road ahead and the necessity of fighting terrorism in the breeding grounds of the Middle East and Asia Minor — it’s just that too many have forgotten why we went to war. It’s easy to do in the peaceful surroundings of a secure homeland. I do not believe that it is a coincidence that we have not suffered another 9/11 type event during your watch.

Finally, thank you for allowing yourself to be wounded for the betterment of a nation. I can only imagine the heart-rending decisions you have faced in committing our troops overseas, knowing that not all of them would return. You made painful decisions in the best interests of our country, knowing they would be detrimental to you personally. That is a sacrifice that can only be made by a true statesman; something a mere politician knows nothing about.

Thank you.


11 Comments to “Open Letter to George W. Bush”

  1. Sarizzle on October 26th, 2007 4:10 pm

    I don’t get this website. I would use it if I did. But nothing is making sense to me. I don’t really have a comment for this nice letter but I don’t know any other way to write something.

    I think you should record a theme song.

  2. Connie on October 26th, 2007 6:06 pm

    Thanks Dave. I wish he’d gotten it a long time ago….

  3. Dan on October 26th, 2007 7:25 pm

    Very well written. Thank you!

  4. Job on October 27th, 2007 1:14 am

    Bravo, Dave. I stand with you and the President…

  5. Karen on October 27th, 2007 9:11 am

    It’s so weird and refreshing to hear something pro-Bush.

  6. David on October 27th, 2007 9:36 am

    That’s exactly the point. It’s not cool to say good things about the President. It’s cool to ridicule him and question his motives.

  7. MC-B on October 27th, 2007 12:22 pm

    I don’t think there’s ever anything wrong with questioning the motives of an elected official. I just wish certain citizens could do it with far more civility than they do.

  8. David on October 27th, 2007 7:08 pm

    By questioning motives I was talking about the esteened gentleman censured by Congress for saying Bush was sending young men overseas so he could watch them get theirheads blown off. It takes an ignorant person to question those kind of motives. How can anyone believe that Bush could send young men to die—make young women widows and children fatherless—to make his friends rich or sate some thirst for bloodshed? It boggles my mind that people believe things like that.

  9. MC-B on October 27th, 2007 9:32 pm

    That’s exactly what I was talking about regarding civility: it’s one thing to suggest that the President doesn’t feel the loss when a soldier dies as vividly as the soldier’s family and friends do. It’s another thing entirely to suggest that he somehow gets pleasure out of it. People who say things like that are actually working against any of the President’s critics with something legitimate to say.

    Let’s be reasonable.

  10. David on October 27th, 2007 11:43 pm

    Conversely the Right Wing was just as guilty suggesting Clinton bombed Afghanistan to deflect attention from the Monica Lewinski affair. It’s not a left wing thing its across the board. People get to the place where they believe their own rhetoric no matter how ridiculous it is.

  11. MC-B on October 28th, 2007 12:20 am

    Amen, brother.

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