October 09, 2004

Bush's Draft Problem

I finally got to watch the Tim Ryan speech on the floor of the Congress, and it is really powerful. Kos has provide an excellent QuickTime link to it. And Avedon of The Sideshow posted the transcript, which is worth repeating here:

RYAN: I thank the gentlemen. I rise in opposition of this bill. But I would like to clarify something. We're not trying to scare kids. This president's foreign policy is what's scaring the kids of this country. And if people have said today, "Why are people believing this, why are people believing this big Internet hoax?" - well, it's the same people that told us Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. Same people that told us Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Same people that told us we were gonna be able to use the oil for reconstruction money. Same people that told us that we'd be greeted as liberators, not occupiers. Same people, same president, that told us the Taliban is gone. Same president that told us that Poland is our ally two days before they pull out. Same president that tells us Iraq is going just great.

Same president that tells us the economy is going just great. Same people that told us the tax cut was gonna create millions of jobs. Same people that told us that the Medicare program only costs $400 billion, when it really cost $540 billion.

So please forgive us for not believing what you're saying. Please forgive the students of this country for not believing what you're saying. Not one thing, not one thing about this war that has been told to the American people, or that has been told to these college students, has been true. Not one thing. Bremer says we need more troops. The Pentagon says we need more troops. And this president can't get `em from the international community. There's only one option left. Let's be honest with the American people. I yield back the balance of my time.

Damn straight. It is definitely worth watching the clip and sharing it with your family and friends. And read the rest of Avedon Carol's piece - it's got some thoughtful followup commentary.

Posted by Mary at October 9, 2004 12:59 PM | US Politics | Technorati links |
Comments

And yet the ditto heads just see this as another Bush hater...

When will the nation open their eyes? :(

Posted by: John F at October 11, 2004 09:04 AM

I was inspired by Tim Ryan's speech to congress. It gives me hope to know that there are people who are out there speaking the truth, and saying what needs to be said, on behalf of the American people.

Posted by: Janie at October 13, 2004 10:02 AM