The worst president in history

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2004

That’s what many now claim, because Bush shouldn’t have started this war. They also complain about his prosecution of it, and don’t forget that 600 soldiers have died. One point should be cleared up; we didn’t start the war; terrorists started it on 9/11. No matter, 600 soldiers have died so George Bush must be the worst American President.

I guess it’s so if we don’t count FDR who led us into World War II. Germany never did attack us… Japan did from 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost in that war, an average of 112,500 per year. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,333 per year.

John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam &uot;conflict&uot; in 1962.Vietnam never attacked us. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965 – 1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. Clinton was offered Osama bin Laden’s head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

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In the two years since the terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Talaban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. We have lost 600 soldiers. Bush did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack at home. The worst President in History, c’mon. The above appeared in the Durham, North Carolina local paper as an open letter to the Editor.

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We may be turning the corner on cleaning up movies and TV. Apparently it will take the federal government to change the minds of smut producers. The missing Jackson bra lit the fire and most sensible adults realize what MTV can do to kid’s minds. It is way past time that filthy mouthed comics and rappers were corralled, and don’t give me that &uot;free speech&uot; baloney. Now if we can just find a way to prevent one entrepreneur from opening his toy store in Suffolk…maybe in the Farmers Market.

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If you have stock in Old Country Buffet, Golden Corral, Fire Mountain or any other eatery offering a buffet meal, all you can eat for one price, you’d better sell it while you can. Why? We are a nation of wimps and when you combine a wimp with an immoral attorney that duo will sue the food purveyors for any excess weight that may have accumulated on dumbo while dining there. If they will go after fast food outlets for their oversized burgers, then obviously any buffet emporium is an open and shut case.

I love OCB and go there just to eat and watch what waddles in, salivating at the prospect of unlimited chow down. The food tables are six foot apart but I’ve seen two, back to back, stuck in the aisle with &uot;cheeks&uot; interlocked, each blaming the other. I’m no pansy when it comes to eating … six chicken thighs is just the first course. But I’m a piker when compared to some of the dirigibles fueling up for the day. And if a no-conscience lawyer wins the case, dumbo will just spend the remaining winnings on more food. Who was it said the difference between a wife and a mistress, or a husband and a lover,

is 45 pounds? Remember, obesity kills.

Robert Pocklington is a resident of Suffolk and a regular News-Herald columnist.