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Local exchanges with power

Some members of the FM Democrats recently had an interesting exchange with my Congressman, Michael C. Burgess, a Bushman through and through. One FM Dem, Joe Deaver, sent Burgess a letter about Iraq. Of course, he got a form response ... One that rings very familliar if you're a reader of The News Connection. (His form letter contains large portions of the "column" he wrote for the paper about the war -- a year ago. Only minor additions have been made, specifically about the recent killing of Al-Zaquari. Though Burgess fails to mention that 14 innocent people - five children - were also killed in the bombing.)

Well, the response made its way into the FM Dems email ring, which has been quite active and growing as of late. Jillian gives a nugget of truth which other writers beseeched me to post up. Tip 'o the Fedora to the hometeam.

Jillian writes ...
Wow, what an amazing piece of s**t that letter is. The Bush war created the terrorist problem in Iraq. I love this part:

The terrorists' vision of a future Iraq is chilling-it is a future where individual liberty is not cherished, the rights of women and minorities are routinely trampled, and power is in the hands of the few. The coalition and Iraqi people cannot afford to fail in our endeavor to have Iraq assume full control of its destiny as a democratic nation in the Middle East.

Here is my version:

The Bush administration's vision of a future America is chilling-it is a future where individual liberty is not cherished, the rights of women and minorities are routinely trampled, and power is in the hands of the few. The American people cannot afford to fail in our endeavor to have America assume full control of its destiny as a democratic nation in the Western Hemisphere.
There 'ya go. You're on the right track. Now talk about deficit spending and you've got the typically Republican crowd's attention. Liberal is the new Fiscal Conservative. But if you're a Bushman in Congress, (see: An Open Letter to Congressman Michael C. Burgess) up is down, peace is war and ignorance is strength.

Or did you miss the memo?

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