|By Paul Dries (h-69-3-236-13.snfccasy.dynamic.covad.net - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 3:34 am: Edit Post|
Bush wants to create an image of the Compassionate Conservative. Well that was last campaign's slogan. I'm sure his creative spin masters will try to re-invent him somehow in an attempt to make us forget his lack of financial support for no child left behind, his disregard for the environment, squandering the nation's finances etc etc etc. I almost forgot the war he started with trumped up bogus information that his administration knew was groundless before he used it in the State of the Union Address and in addresses to the United Nations.
I doubt if Bush believes in the Peace Corps principles. He has shown the world that he believes that military force is his first choice for solving the world's problems.
I like the idea of having a "GI Bill" type of incentive for other forms of government service rather than just for military service.
|By Jim Fox (cache-ntc-aa03.proxy.aol.com - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 1:34 am: Edit Post|
Bush's "Support" for Peace Corps is just more empty blowing smoke. Nice words, for political PR and Propaganda, which have no real meaning. He probably doesn't even consider it lying. Peace Corps is just another spoil of battle, to be used when convenient, and then ignored. There are many other examples.
If Peace Corps, can be exploited and used to band-aid a problem like Afghanistan or Haiti, it might get used. However there is not enough budget for Bush's cronies to get their hands into, to make it worth much effort. The Military Corps are where the big-bucks are to be had.