George W. Bush’s latest attack on John Kerry included the statement that if it were up to Senator Kerry, Saddam Hussein would still be in power. I’d like to remind the voters that George W. Bush’s father was the one who decided to leave Saddam Hussein in power when we had a huge troop presence in Iraq during the first Gulf war. The first president Bush said that he did not conquer Iraq because there was no exit strategy and the cost of occupation would be too high. Our current President should have taken that much advice from his father, who actually had some foreign policy experience to back up his decisions. In the 2004 election, Senator Kerry is the only one with experience in making decisions based on the complex, real-world situations that face a president every day. George W. Bush is good at getting applause from Texans for executing poor people, but that’s where his talents sadly end.
Fred Haeusel, Temple MBA 2003