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Vote Smart Tomorrow

There is only one more day until the big elections. Tomorrow is a very important day for the world, and I hope you all make the right choice. I would like to share my opinion on the election, since the outcome of the elections impacts not only the people of the United States of America, it also impacts people in Canada, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, France, Germany, England, Australia, Palestine, Israel, and dozens of more countries all over the world! I read in a local newspaper article last week that the whole world should be allowed to vote in the US elections, because the whole world is affected by the outcome of the election. Some people in other countries are even more affected by the outcome than people that live in the USA! This is attributed to the fact that right now the USA is as close to an International police force as anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s quite obvious that Bush’s support in countries all over the world is much lower than in the USA. His support is also lower in the big cities like New York City, likely because people in NYC are from different parts of the world and they are possibly more aware of what’s going on in the world, or maybe they have family in their home countries.

I truly do think that the Bush Administration’s attitude towards other countries is dangerous and is driving the world to an eventual war. I believe that the missile defense system currently in the works is only going to make other nations feel threatened by the United States of America. It will promote countries to develop larger more powerful weapons. What if Iran someday builds a missile defense system? Is this going to make the world more stable? So why does the US spend so much money on war when it’s only promoting other countries to keep up with their pace? I believe it’s because this administration has convinced their people that there are imminent threats against their homeland, and the only way to protect itself is to preemptively attack other countries that they feel might be a threat to our country. Who do you think is spending money on beefing up their military right now? I would say that the countries on Bush’s “hit list” are probably preparing for an attack by the United States. Bush’s naming of these countries now makes the United States a threat to their national security, and if Bush wins an election, these countries will likely build up their armies as much as they can, causing even more instability throughout the world.

Every time anybody writes anything that’s anti-war, people always seem to bring up September 11th and tie it to the reason for going into Iraq. Everybody knows that September 11th gave Bush a good reason to get approval to do something he was going to do anyway, even though the attack on September 11th was unrelated to Iraq. There is a man out there named Osama Bin Laden that has attacked the United States of America and killed thousands of innocent people. Why hasn’t Bush pushed to search for the mastermind behind the attack against innocent civilians? I think there are too many fringe benefits to “liberating” Iraq. There are the billions of dollars in contracts to be made, the oil to be sold, and the political aspect of being responsible for “Libarating the Iraq people”. We all think that the News agencies only talk about the bad things, and never the good things. Why don’t the news agencies ever talk about the number of innocent civilians that have died in Iraq since the war started? On September 11th the first thing the news agencies did was try to estimate how many people died in that attack. When there are air strikes in Iraq, why don’t we ever hear about how many civilians died? I’m sure in World War 2 Germany didn’t count the number of citizens that died when they invaded other countries either. A recent Reuters article finally released some estimates on the number of innocent civilians that have died in Iraq in the last 18 months. Les Roberts of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, stated “Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100,000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq”. “The use of air power in areas with lots of civilians appears to be killing a lot of women and children,” Roberts told Reuters. They found that the risk of death from violence in the period after the invasion was 58 times higher than before the war. Here is the full article: Link

Do you really think that putting a US-backed government to run Iraq is going to stabilize the country? If so, how long will this take? How much more blood will be shed? Who will be the next country to go?

Who are you going to vote for tomorrow?