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Are you still undecided about the presidential election?

Still not sure who to vote for? I don't like talking politics here, but I got an email from that I felt was worth sharing. It needed sharing, especially if people are still not sure who to vote for.

At last Friday's debate, our current president wasn't able to list a single mistake he's made thus far in his reign. MoveOn came up with a few (and this place had an even 100 mistakes). Here are the biggies:
  • Telling the nation Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a "grave and gathering" threat to our security. A report issued last week confirms that there were no WMDs in Iraq, and indicates that Saddam posed little danger to the U.S.
  • Ignoring the State Department's plan for winning the peace in Iraq. In the months before the war, the State Department created an elaborate guide to establishing order in Iraq, but the Pentagon utterly ignored it. Bush administration leaders predicted our troops would be greeted with flowers, but a year and a half later, Iraq is in chaos and an insurgency is growing.
  • Opposing the 9-11 Commission. In May of 2002, Bush told foreign leaders that he opposed an independent probe on the 9/11 attacks. After pressure from 9/11 family members, he changed his mind. The commission identified a number of serious errors and deficiencies in the U.S. intelligence gathering system.
  • Signing a report endorsing the outsourcing of jobs to other countries. In February of 2004, the president's annual report to Congress on the U.S. economy reflected the philosophy that "outsourcing is just a new way of doing international trade."
  • Failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind Act. A number of state legislatures have now come out against the bill, saying that there is no way to meet the goals set by No Child Left Behind with the paltry funding they've been offered.

Just something to think about before November 2nd.

I guess it's because I'm reading Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them right now, but I'm quite pissed off (and have been for a few years) about where our country is headed. It's time for a change. Give John Kerry and John Edwards the reins.

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