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The Prozac president

In commenting on a Ted Rall column, a writer to your paper claimed that “the United States of America is the greatest country in the world with the finest leaders.” He prefaced this by saying that he thought Mr. Rall may have been “smoking too many of those funny looking cigarettes.” I have to wonder just what this man’s daily dosage of Prozac might be, and whether he has any grasp on reality.

Our “finest leader” did not even win the election that was supposed to decide who held his office. If not for massive election fraud in the state of Florida (which very few people seem to even care about) or the fact that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court broke the law in deciding to take away a state’s right to decide an election, Bush would not even be in office.

Thanks in large part to the cowardice of the Democratic leadership, Bush did get sworn in, though, and took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. However, he has since repeatedly violated the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and broken both United States and international law.

Our “finest leader” has many other outstanding qualities: his alcoholism and arrest for DUI, his history of illegal business deals, his desertion from the military. This is a fine man to look up to; let’s hope all our children follow his shining example.

Yes, Bush’s invasion of Iraq has been successful (big surprise there) and the propaganda flows unabated. This does not change the fact that Bush needs to be removed from office. One illegitimate leader ousting another does not make the winner a better person.

Many Americans seem ignorant of the fact that the news we get from our major media outlets is highly biased, or maybe they just have their heads buried so deeply in the sand that they can’t even tell when someone has snuck up behind them and is pulling down their pants.

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Our “greatest country” is a social system that is based upon a document and laws (the Constitution and Bill of Rights) designed to make us all equal, to let us live freely and in freedom. True Americans believe in the Constitution; what it says and what it stands for.

George W. Bush and his administration believe in money and power and think the Constitution is irrelevant. If you really want to be a patriotic American, support the impeachment of George W. Bush.

Agustin Goba

Snowmass Village

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