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America Must Be put on the Right Track By Ibrahim Ebeid email@example.com The Majority of Americans feel that President George W. Bush and his Administration deceived them. Indeed they were tricked to believe that America was in grave danger and Americans might die by the thousands if Mr. Saddam Hussein released his “weapons of mass destructions and his inter continental missiles” across the oceans into the United States. Or he might give his “destructive weapons” to some American hater organizations in order to create havoc, terror and death. This dread spread across America, people were frightened and America went astray. Bush was successful in rallying the Majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate behind him to launch his aggressive war against Iraq that led to the occupation of that country. Former Vice President Al Gore said in reference to the war against Iraq, “The direction in which our nation is being led is deeply troubling to me -- not only in Iraq but also here at home on economic policy, social policy and environmental policy. “ President Bush has betrayed the American people and American values Millions of us Americans share the “ feeling that something pretty basic has gone wrong in our country and that some important American values are being placed at risk.” We want the people to control America and we demand our Representatives to restore the dignity of America and restore and protect our values. We demand our Representatives to put America back on its right track. Former Vise President Al Gore was right again when he said, “The way we went to war in Iraq illustrates this larger problem. Normally, we Americans lay the facts on the table, talk through the choices before us and make a decision. But that didn't really happen with this war -- not the way it should have. And as a result, too many of our soldiers are paying the highest price, for the strategic miscalculations, serious misjudgments, and historic mistakes that have put them and our nation in harm's way.” The policies of the United States are creating many problems in the World. These policies that are motivated by blind visions and selfishness of our present and past Administrations must be changed. Our foreign policies should be based on peace, justice, and equality. Human values and respect of other nations’ right to decide their way of life and destiny must be revered and respected. Cooperation between nations must replace domination. President Bush occupied Iraq on false pretences that many of us Americans came to see clearly. He violated the Charter of the United Nations as well as our Constitution. Our young men and women are dying in this war that will have no end until this Administration is replaced and the mistakes are corrected, cooperation must replace domination and our troops must come home to build America and revive its economy. President Bush is not concerned about the problems that America is facing at home and abroad. He is concerned to build an empire and claim himself the dominating ruler of the World. He continues to create fear and havoc to scare the American people in order to secure his election in 2004. The danger that America is facing could be avoided if we replace the policies of domination for cooperation, then everyone will love and respect America. The President is avoiding the real major problems that America is facing. Problems such as, Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, Housing, the Elderly, Medicines for the old and the poor, and the list is very long. If he continues in this path America will crumble and fall. We need to rescue America and to replace his regime with a new wise and peace loving Administration that cares for America and respect other nations. America should stop wasting our money on building empires. We should stop wasting billions of dollars on wars and on far away countries that the Administration wants to put under our domain The billions that we are spending on armaments and wars should be spent on America in order to help secure good life to all Americans. Those billions are needed here to help eliminate all the serious problems that America is facing at home. Such as: Homelessness Homelessness is a big problem in the United States, according to figures provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, up to 600,000 men, women, and children go homeless each night in the US. Recent evidence confirms that homelessness among families is increasing. A survey of 25 U.S. cities found that in the year 2000, families with children accounted for 36% of the homeless population (U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2000), with requests for emergency shelter by families with children increasing an average of 17% from previous the year. In New York City alone, city officials estimated that there were 30,000 people utilizing the shelter system on a daily basis, more than at any other time in the city's history. Unemployment Unemployment is another serious problem that the Bush Administration is ignoring. Millions of people are losing their jobs or are accepting cut off in their salaries. When people lose their jobs certainly they cannot pay their mortgages or their property taxes and at the end they loose their homes and become homeless. People with low in income are prone to become homeless as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate is the highest in nine years. The unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in June. The number of unemployed persons increased by 360,000 in June to 9.4 million. Teenage unemployment rose to 19.3%. There were 2 million persons unemployed for 27 weeks. 478,000 persons are considered discouraged workers who have given up looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. Manufacturing cut 56,000 jobs, bringing total job cuts in the sector to 2.6 million in last two years. The rise in the employment rate was greater than the 6.2% that had been predicted, surprising economists who had forecasted a lower increase. In addition, the New York Times reported recently that this is the worst job market in twenty years. The economy has lost more than two million jobs since the most recent recession began in March 2001. Senior Americans This grave problem should be tackled and corrected. Our seniors spent their entire lives working and building this country. Contrary to George Bush and others in the Administration, the majority of them have served this country in war and peace. Some of them are veterans and live in poverty. Senior citizens cannot afford to pay for medicine. The price of medicine is sky high and our Administration is busy in launching wars around the World and ignoring our seniors. It is time to reward the elderly for their great contributions for building America. The money is needed here. We need a regime change right here in Washington. Let us spend our money here in America to provide decent life for all of its citizens. Let us provide food, homes, education and medicine for everyone. We can do it. Let us follow the policy of cooperation not domination and occupation. __________________________________________________________________________ ===== _________________________________________________________________ PALESTINE IS ARAB FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA http://www.al-moharer.net ONE ARAB NATION FROM THE GULF TO THE OCEAN __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk