Frank Gonzalez Rejects Appeals In President George W. Bush's Speech Earlier Tonight
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Miami, FL, June 28, 2005, 11:56pm:
Frank Gonzalez, 33, mortgage broker and 2006 Democratic Party candidate for U.S. House in District 21, shakes his head and grimaces. He disagrees vehemently with the claims in President George W. Bush's speech tonight in which Bush attempted again to repackage his same pro-war message in the face of growing dissatisfaction among Americans and officials on Capitol Hill.
With already low approval ratings in the low 40 percents range, results from an ABC Poll released tonight show that 52% of Americans believe Bush intentionally misled Americans into supporting an invasion of Iraq; 62% say the U.S. is bogged down in an unwinnable quagmire; only 56% of Americans believe Iraq had some connection at all to terrorism, down from 77% just two years ago, though Bush himself already denied on camera any connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks on September 17, 2003.
Support among Republicans is also decaying. As one example, even 26-year career U.S. Representative Walter Jones (R-NC), creator of the infamous "freedom fries" idea, has demanded a time table for bringing home U.S. troops. "This guy has some nerve to stage this new political stunt before our military in Ft. Bragg--the people he is willing to send to their deaths--by harping on the tired rhetoric of patriotism, to justify his actions," said Gonzalez. "How do you think it would play before a normal cross-section of American civilians with their children at a Barbeque?"
He continues, "This government gave up its silly search for weapons of mass destruction. Bush himself said there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks. The Downing Street Memo is a smoking gun reflecting Bush's impeachable lies. Nearly 1,800 American soldiers have died and 13,000 others are maimed. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been slaughtered in their effort to reject foreign occupation. Many on both sides have been poisoned with radioactive depleted uranium whose horrific long-term consequences have only just begun. Americans are learning how to keep a distance on school campuses between their children and military recruiters. American taxpayers have been drafted for $300 billion by a so-called 'conservative' administration that is spending us into bankruptcy. Our allies have abandoned us. We are an international pariah. The polls are screaming in disapproval. When will Bush's staunchest supporters finally graciously admit their error? When will we look to history to predict the future? The obvious warnings of tragic results were there from the start!"
ABC's Nightline reported that Republicans are now worrying that the Iraq debacle will be the focus of all upcoming Congressional races across America.
"Let's hope this is true," says Gonzalez, whose Republican opponent, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, has been one of Bush's staunchest supporters. Gonzalez reminds everyone, "Ending this immoral, illegal, fiscally unwise invasion has been my main focus from the beginning for my first 2 runs for U.S. House as a Libertarian. With my new strategy as a Democrat and with 55,000 previous supporters, I will appeal and work hard to unite all points in the political spectrum on common ground, common sense issues like these".
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