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The following article appeared in The Norman Transcript on Thursday, September 11, 2008. President George Bush will be in Oklahoma City Friday raising money for John McCain. It has now been published in the The Tulsa World on Sunday, September 14th.
Looking for the truth?
My son died in Iraq one year ago and it has made me study the reasons we went to war, as any parent would do looking into the loss of their child.
George W. Bush is coming to Oklahoma City today to raise money for John McCain. I think for a donation of $5,000 you get a picture with Bush at a beer distributor’s house.
My son joined the Marines to help this country do good. I tried to talk him out of joining, but after 9/11, lots of young men and women joined. One day before his final signing, I thought he was having second thoughts, but Bryan looked at me and said he already gave them his word.
I was worried, but proud that he was a man of his word.
As time went by, I’ve seen that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and others were not men of their word. They will lie straight to your face. Most people will lie or stretch the truth for one reason and that is money.
I will be there today but not to get a picture taken with him, but to ask some questions:
How can our government pay $800 to $1,000 a day to Halliburton, KBR, Blackwater employees, which Dick Cheney has ties to, and only pay our troops $70 to $100 a day? Is it true, Blackwater, who has cost taxpayers billions to provide security in Iraq, has given generously to your campaign? Was Enron your largest contributor? Did a Texas oil company, who gave to your campaign, drill in the Kurdish region yet? Did you read the report sent to you in August 2001 about an attack in America coming soon?
Did you pay $5 million to a man from Iraq so he would not talk about weapons of mass destruction? Did you ignore Iran’s offer to infiltrate Al Qaeda after the 9/11 attack? Why did you ignore Joe and Valerie Wilson’s true knowledge about WMDs and Al Qaeda in Iraq? How many military leaders, CIA, and others have resigned since you have been President? If you collect enough money, pull a good looking rabbit out of the hat, and McCain becomes President, do you get a pardon from these questions?
My son died in Iraq Sept. 6, 2007. Does my asking these questions make me not patriotic? Did my son die for my freedom or did he die so you could pump money through private contractors and please your campaign contributors?
I’m sure standing on a corner today, outside the fundraiser, will not get these questions answered. But maybe the right person will hear the message. I do know that doing nothing will produce nothing.