Opinions - 04/09/2008
Written by The Advertizer-Herald   

Green Light

Dear Editor,

The Constitution of the U.S. gives me the green light to call the president of our nation an idiot. He can't shut me up - He can't lock me up - He can't sue me. The bill of rights within this document is very clear on this freedom to do so.

Bush Jr. is not alone in the idiotic conduct of his administration. However, his inability to understand history and foreign policy procedures spotlights him as the main culprit. His failure to act diligently and prudently is backed up by court jesters Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove and the former house majority whip Tom Delay. These politicians brought about the largest foreign policy blunder in the history of our nation. The actions of the above idiots and the remarks they make are an insult to Americans.

This blunder was their decision to invade Iraq. Before this blunder, I had very high praise for Bush, Jr. The gladiator in 2001. His decision to go into Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban and destroy their training camps won high marks in the grade book. Maybe I was wrong - his ratings soared - he looked and acted every bit a person of presidential timber. However, Bush Jr. became a politician again. He fell into a period of flawed strategy. He went entirely off the script. Bush Jr. tried to convince the nation that the war on terror and the war with Iraq were synonymous. I quote the Republican Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator from Nebraska - "Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse." The White House is completely disconnected from reality." "It's like they're making it up as they go along.

Finally, our political leadership has failed us. I know it - you know it - Bush Jr. does not know it. Americans no longer trust Bush Jr. and his administration. Even today, his aides are diving into the history books to see what procedures they can come up with to stop this hemorrhage and try to revive some measures that they hope will treat him kindly in future years.

Boone Threatt, Bamberg, SC

Red Cross thanks you

We did it again - with the help of over 300 people at the annual Bingo Fund Raiser for the Bamberg County American Red Cross. It was the biggest crowd we have had since the first one over twenty years ago.

It was a financial success wrapping up a great Red Cross Month. To name all the volunteers participating is impossible but a few were key persons in key responsibilities such as the Jr. Red Cross gals under the supervision of Charlotte Grooms, Connie Ferguson and Minnie Miller handling sales for the drinks and snacks.

Then there was Paul Sandifer (Disaster Chair) Chairing the project. Johnnie Hyatt, Board Chair was all over the place doing what ever was needed. Beth Pregnall and Genie Bellamy handling ticket sales to a line of folks that went all the way out to the street.

The wonderful Bingo prizes from retailers and monetary contributions from professional businesses are really the key to making the event a success.

Johnnie Hyatt, Board Chair
Paul Sandifer, Bingo Chair
Harvey Kling, Coordinator
Bamberg County American Red Cross