There is so much happening in the world, that it has become almost impossible to know what to write about, since the world is on fire, while stupid appeasement deals (Iran) are being sold as sound diplomacy, our currencies are all over the board, and MOST of our politicians aren’t worth the effort it takes to write about them.
IN MY LAST EDITORIAL . . . I wrote that I held George W Bush far more responsible for the inevitable Iranian Atomic Bomb, than I did Obama. Not because Obama isn’t a nefarious culprit in this mess, but rather, because Bush could have stopped this Iranian INSANITY before it became somewhat unstoppable. BUT HE DIDN’T.
As a result of this PERSONAL opinion about Bush’s lack of courage or foresight to do what he promised to do about stopping Iran from getting the BOMB, several readers were outraged . . . one going so far, as to accuse me of being a BUSH-BASHER, and in the COMMENT Section of the Editorial, he demanded that I remove his name and email address from my Directory.
IF YOU REALLY CROSS THE LINE . . . I WILL BE HAPPY TO PRESS DELETE:
The way it works on Galganov.com . . . is that you sign yourself up to be in the Editorial Email Directory . . . and you remove yourself when you no longer want to be advised of new Editorials, unless you really bother me, and then, I will be only too happy to do it for you.
One person from Canada (Montreal) . . . wrote to tell me that I should NOT criticize Bush, because it might piss-off real Conservative Americans. My response to him was simple:
1 – No Sacred Cows on Galganov.com.
2 – I write what I really think and believe.
3 – And people visit my BLOG because they want to read the TRUTH.
His response to me was – “OK . . . Goodbye”. I have no idea what that meant.
There was one woman who wrote to tell me that there wasn’t a good President since Jimmy Carter. I guess she never heard the names Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon (less Watergate and his enemies list).
Someone tried to support me by writing . . . that 9/11 was on Bush’s watch, which wasn’t even close to being true, since Bin Laden was the creation of Bill Clinton, and his enormous Foreign Policy Ineptitude.
BY WHAT METRIC DO WE MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF THE GW BUSH PRESIDENCY?
“THE BUCK STOPS HERE” . . . Harry S Truman.
Even though GW Bush stepped up to the plate after 9/11 . . . I blame him for the Economic Collapse of 2008, when he had EIGHT-YEARS prior – to ROLL-IN Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to better regulate the banking, insurance and investment industries.
THAT’S ALL ON HIM.
BUT I AM NOT A BUSH-BASHER . . . I ONLY WRITE WHAT I BELIEVE:
And I believe that George W Bush is indeed a Patriot who loves his country and wanted the best for it. But wanting and doing are two separate things.
FINALLY ON THE BUSH-BASHER ACCUSATION . . . Someone wrote to me saying, that Israel NEVER had a better friend in the White House than George W Bush. But, that isn’t necessarily TRUE . . . And certainly NOT entirely true.
In October of 2001, Bush was pressing Israel in a very HARD WAY (Prime Minister Ariel Sharon) to make serious concessions to the Arabs, in order for the USA to push their own agenda, to which Ariel Sharon responded with the following:
“Don’t repeat the terrible mistake of 1938 when the enlightened democracies of Europe decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a temporary solution. Do not try to placate the Arabs at our expense . . . Israel will not be Czechoslovakia.”
THE EVANGELICALS RODE TO THE RESCUE:
Had the very powerful and influential American Evangelical Community not come riding in like the Calvary to save the day, and remind George W Bush where his support and strength came from, I don’t necessarily believe this issue would have ended as well as it did.
Bush pulled back on his demands. And Ariel Sharon apologized.
But . . . would a REAL friend have made that kind of demand, that Bush made on Israel in the first place?
STOP EXPLAINING WHY YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL GUILTY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE:
I’ve received a great many emails from people, who are quick to describe themselves as Conservatives, who have worked in the Public Sector, who are now retired with generous pensions, telling me how they REALLY earned what they now receive.
1 – Stop apologizing and feeling guilty. What was . . . was – but that doesn’t mean we have to perpetuate it.
2 – I don’t care what kind of job you have in the Public Sector . . . NO ONE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR should be paid more or better, in any way shape or form than someone in the Private Sector.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT:
One reader said that First Responders (Police-Firefighters) should have special treatment, because of the nature and risks of their job. But, if that’s the case, we should give REAL SPECIAL TREATMENT to Farmers and Construction Workers, whose jobs are far more difficult and immensely more dangerous.
AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT SPECIAL TREATMENT . . . If Police and Firemen deserve special treatment above and beyond the rest of us, because of the jobs they’ve chosen – WHAT ABOUT OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY, who receive lousy salaries and paltry pensions, but really put themselves in the line of fire?
SO HERE’S MY BOTTOM LINE:
If you read this BLOG, I have to assume, that it’s because you want the UNVARNISHED TRUTH AS I SEE IT. Otherwise, why waste your time reading stuff that ONLY regurgitates what you think or believe?
NO ONE IS PERFECT OR ALWAYS RIGHT:
If from time to time I write something you don’t agree with . . . that’s fine, because I am certainly no expert on anything other than on myself – and even that might not really be entirely true, since I also change thoughts and opinions. Remember, up till about 20-years ago . . . I was pretty much a Liberal.
Thank you for reading Galganov.com. And thank you for your opinions and comments. I appreciate all the people who visit this BLOG.
IF WE ARE NOT FREE . . . and are not willing to fight and die for our Freedoms, especially our Freedom of Expression, what then do we have? And who are we?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov