2 Kings 21:9
But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.
One could easily substitute the name George Bush for King Manasseh!
Some Americans believe that under certain circumstances it is understandable that the President cannot always be forthright with the American public, particularly with sensitive information that pertains to the nation’s national security. But how about to Congress, particularly those Congressional Committees that are in place and that have oversight, why hasn’t the President been forthright? More and more the truth has begun to trickle out, with regard to the real reasons for the American mission to Iraq.
I believe that it is time for the new Congress, step up and to correct a serious glitch that will not only correct the problem that we are currently experiencing with President Bush and Iraq, but will also prevent future Presidents from even considering engaging in similar behaviors as the ‘misleading’ Mr. Bush has done..
When Congress approved funding four years ago (and in-between) for Iraq, it did so as a result of being misled by the President. Today, both Congress and the American public know that the stated reasons were flatly untrue and that we all misled. To continue to fund a fraudulent and unconscionable war would be uncivilized. If Congress elects to fund the new mission in Iraq, only after receiving full disclosure from the President’s office as to what the mission really is, it should be done so only after Congress has received a full explanation of how the money is to be used; and Congress must approve of the said reasons for the new mission. Otherwise, Congress should step up and shut down the fraudulent mission to Iraq that is currently responsible for the loss of thousands of lives and a wrecked country!
The additional money that would be spent to do any more damage in Iraq or to destroy any more innocent Iraqi lives and their homeland, should instead be approved by Congress in order to begin paying reparations to the nation of Iraq.
And what of George Bush? In my opinion he who has done the same things in Iraq, that Saddam had been accused of doing there by George Bush, should receive a similar comepuppance, if Saddam Hussein were to be hanged; nonetheless the Almighty will judge this matter just as he judged Manasseh and Israel!
Peace & Grace,
Rev. C. Solomon