Published August 2003 All Rights Reserved

State of the Union Speech:
Two years after 9/11

11 September 2003

President George W Bush,
his legacy post 9-11
not withstanding his "State of the Union Address."
  • The United States of America is in political and economic control of Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • The US-military death toll rises each week.
  • US-military injuries have overwhelmed US-military medical personnel and facilities in Germany and in the USA.
  • The financial cost for US-occupation in Iraq runs single-digit billions each month, nearly $1 billion in Afghanistan.
  • No weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, despite early White House confirmation.
  • The Iraqi civilian death toll has surpassed the US death toll from 11 September 2001.
  • Anti-US terrorists have bombed Iraq, Indonesia, India, and Saudi Arabia -- without warning -- killing hundreds.
  • Israel and Palestine continue to fight for land each says they own.
  • Liberia and Zimbabwe continue political and civil unrest.
  • Both Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden are in retreat.
  • ANTHRAX is a distant memory, ending in a Maryland pond. No one has questioned why only Democrat party leaders received ANTHRAX-laced envelopes.
  • The US-unemployment figures, which stand at 6.2 percent, do not reflect the 4,000,000 who say they are unemployed.
  • The White House has not paid the City of New York for the World Trade Center cleanup as promised.
  • Residents of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn are told almost two years after the fall of the twin towers their air was toxic.
  • Federal tax cuts hit pay checks in July; state and city tax increases hit one month earlier.
This fact list is not complete. Not included; issues of civilian rights, the Patriot Act, White House Executive Orders, Congressional activity.

The Winter of Democracy

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."