Letter: Calling Bush a terrorist means we're all terrorists?
Editor,I read a letter in Friday's Daily Lobo titled "U.S. terrorism not covered by mainstream media" that accused the armed forces of being "a terrorist organization commanded by the world's No. 1 terrorist, George Bush."I am often shocked by a person's willingness to shirk all responsibility and blame someone else for their actions. It is important to realize who ultimately has control over President Bush - us. We put him into office, we provided him with the power he has, and are therefore responsible for his actions, whatever they may be. I know what your childish responses will be: "I didn't vote for him." Well, guess what. That doesn't matter. You are responsible for him. When he was elected, you gave him your power to speak and act for you in leading this nation - the same is true for all senators, governors and other elected officials. In calling Bush a terrorist, you are calling yourself a terrorist, as he is merely the public face of this people and accountable to us. We are the terrorists. We are the ones using white phosphorous in Fallujah, and we are the ones beating prisoners overseas. You put your power into the hands of this government, freely, and it is your power being used to commit these atrocities you so often complain about. If it offends you to be accused of killing thousands, good. Remember that if the people are sufficiently dissatisfied with the performance of their figurehead, they retain the power to remove him and put in place someone more satisfactory. This we have not done, and so our power continues to be exercised through Bush, and we continue to be accomplices in his actions. My suggestion is that if war, lies and death do in fact bother you, get off your lazy ass and correct the problem. This is your country. You are responsible for it. If you aren't ashamed enough to get Bush out of office, then stop whining - it's annoying, pointless and makes you sound like you are 5.Tylor NelsonUNM student
So when do we get invaded to remove the rogue government that spies on its own people, gases its own people during anti War protests, stages "terrorist" attacks, holds crooked elections, attacks other nations without cause, and uses torture on innocent people looking for WMD that don't exist?