We heard that Osama attacked us because “they hate us for our freedoms”. Now a real President would have gone out and done what he could to protect those freedoms and flaunt them in the face of our attackers. Instead Bush exposed a pussified America and used it to shred our civil liberties. Now we hear the Americans think this is ok:
A furor over the trade-off between civil liberties and security in the fight against terrorism is raging in the U.S. Congress, think tanks and the media, but the heated debate leaves much of America cold.
In Washington, attention was focused on Senate confirmation hearings of Gen. Michael Hayden, the nominee for CIA chief who ran a domestic spying program, and on a report last week that the government gathered phone records of millions of Americans.
But the debate was unlikely to change many minds in a country where opinion polls show more than half of the people believe that sacrificing some rights is a necessary price to pay for safety after the September 11 attacks.
“People look at it through the lens of 9/11 and understand that we haven’t been attacked since then and that there are reasons for that other than just good luck,” said Mac Thrower, editorial page editor at The Paducah Sun in Kentucky.
“I think for that reason there’s pretty strong support for what the president is doing in that area, not a great deal of concern about a threat to civil liberties,” he said.
A CNN poll released on Thursday showed 54 percent of Americans support gathering phone records to find terrorists. A few days earlier, a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed 51 percent approve of the way Bush was protecting their privacy.
According to a USA Today/Gallup survey last week, 53 percent of Americans think the government has restricted civil liberties appropriately or “not far enough.”
BULL SHIT. Anyone who sits there and thinks Bush should be allowed to shred our liberties and rights are worse than Osama. At least Osama was man enough to admit why he hated us. People who support this are nothing but a bunch of pussies. What ever happened to the fight in America? What ever happened to “Give me liberty or give me death”?
Don’t people realize that terrorism is something the world has dealt with for 100’s of years and that it will be around long after we are all dead and gone? If people do not care about their life or the meaning of their nation enough to stand up for it then they need to get the hell out of America right now. Now go ahead you little cowards – congratulate Osama because he has one and there is no one to thank but you and Bush for giving into the “reason he attacked us”.
(now for people who know the truth Osama did not attack us for our freedoms, that is a down right Republican lie. He attacked us for other reasons that go back to Bush senior. As Colbert would say; “look it up”)