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Posted By: Old Guy
13-Jan-06 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration

Bein' an expert and all on presidents and wars I thought you might know the answer to this:

What US President sent US armed forces to fight a secret war that went on for nine years and eventually the US withdrew in defeat and left the insurgents we were supporting to twist in the wind?


It cost US tax payers $2 million per day.

Two tons of bombs per resident were dropped, equal to 75 Hiroshima bombs.

1/8 of the Americans in the war were killed.

He said "Our Constitution wisely assigns both joint and separate roles to each branch of the government; and a President and a Congress who hold each other in mutual respect will neither permit nor attempt any trespass. For my part, I shall withhold from neither the Congress nor the people any fact or report, past, present, or future, which is necessary for an informed judgment of our conduct and hazards. I shall neither shift the burden of executive decisions to the Congress, nor avoid responsibility for the outcome of those decisions."

It was kept secret from Congress.

When you find out who it was, tell us how his actions and Bush's actions compare.

A little perspective never hurt anybody.