June 23, 2005: Headlines: Presidents - Kennedy: Hermosa Wave: Aaron Fishman says: "During his short presidential term, [jfk] kept the country from war with the Soviet Union, worked towards civil rights goals, and started the space program as well as the Peace Corps"

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Aaron Fishman says: "During his short presidential term, [jfk] kept the country from war with the Soviet Union, worked towards civil rights goals, and started the space program as well as the Peace Corps"

Aaron Fishman says: During his short presidential term, [jfk] kept the country from war with the Soviet Union, worked towards civil rights goals, and started the space program as well as the Peace Corps

Aaron Fishman says: "During his short presidential term, [jfk] kept the country from war with the Soviet Union, worked towards civil rights goals, and started the space program as well as the Peace Corps"

Seeing red, wishing blue

Dear ER:

I am deeply troubled by Ira Wallis’ letter (Letters, ER June 16, 2005), particularly his comments about "disgruntled loony, leftist liberals.” He has not bothered to check his facts, if he even has any facts. I am an 18-year-old college student and a proud, liberal Democrat. It outrages me that Wallis says Bush is smarter than President John F. Kennedy. JFK was a brilliant man who graduated from Harvard in 1940 cum laude ("with honor"). Where are the facts that support Wallis’ ridiculous statements that Kennedy was “dumb, stupid and…no intellectual match…” for Bush? During his short presidential term, he kept the country from war with the Soviet Union, worked towards civil rights goals, and started the space program as well as the Peace Corps. Did I forget to mention he served his country and was a Naval hero in WWII? This is in contrast to Bush who was admitted to Yale due to his father's legacy where he ended up in the bottom 20 percent of his freshman class. Also due to his father’s influence, he avoided active service in Vietnam.

Wallis stated that the majority of America voted for Bush not one time, but twice. We must not forget that Bush stole the 2000 election, together with interference by the US Supreme Court, by a narrow margin with the help of his brother, Jeb, the governor of Florida. He succeeded in a questionable victory over Kerry in 2004 in Ohio, making him the winner again, due to many voting irregularities in that state which surfaced after the election.

The Bush presidency has been full of poor decisions, the most outrageous of which was the invasion of Iraq. The majority of 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Not only were there no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq, the Downing Street memo suggested that U.S. intelligence was ''being fixed" in 2002 to back up President Bush's desire to invade Iraq. The cost of the war amounts to billions of dollars and has already cost over 1,800 U.S. lives. It is an outrage that any American lives were lost due to a war declared by Bush for no reason other than to avenge his father.

Since Bush took office, the U.S has amassed its biggest deficit ever, $617 billion last year and a record $195.1 billion for the first quarter of 2005. In addition, Bush created job losses, second only to Herbert Hoover's presidency. When Clinton was in office, we had the most new jobs created ever under a single administration with 22 million. From 1998-2000, the national debt was reduced by $363 billion, the largest three-year debt pay down in American history.

Call me a loony liberal, but at least I have checked the facts. You should do the same.

Aaron Fishman

Hermosa Beach





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By Anonymous (pool-71-240-251-151.syr.east.verizon.net - 71.240.251.151) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 3:42 pm: Edit Post

Am I that Aaron Fishman? It would seem to me that this "account" is still stuck within the paradigm. Then again... I don't think I am. I wouldn't have supported such a false idea.

I used to believe that the U.S. government existed with some kind of legitimacy. Clearly it does not. Perhaps there was a time when it existed with a degree of legitimacy (more than it has now).

It is indeed sad that there has recently been one more openly-thrown election in this country (of many). If both of two parties pursue the same goals then I believe that makes them essentially the same party. Does it not?

This is what George Orwell referred to as the idea of "one party." Should I mention the details regarding "schools" that is not present within this article? Why? I would have thought most people already know them. Oh well.

Bush and Kerry both supported a war for fictitious reasons. They also both attended the same school and were members of the same "club." Were they cousins too? Why are human beings so compelled to lie to themselves? Why? Is the "final" truth really so much more difficult to deal than a barrage of continuous lies? I guess so?


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