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The George W. Bush War on America

No, we're not talking about Dubya's personal insane war in Iraq in order to avenge his daddy's prior Iraq fiasco, and maximize profits for his oil industry buddies (that's covered in another position paper, "Homeland Insecurity?")

What we're talking about is the Bush war on the environment, an issue which affects the health, safety, and quality of life---not only of every living American---but of future generations of Americans as well.

The early appointment of Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior was a clear indication of the Bush environmental agenda. Norton is a former lobbyist for NL Industries, a defendant in at least a dozen cases involving children allegedly poisoned by lead paint. She believes the Endangered Species Act is illegal, and has a lengthy record of opposition to federal land and wildlife protection. And she believes that POLLUTERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO POLICE THEMSELVES!

Other Bush puppets include Rebecca Watson, the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, and a former lawyer for gas, timber, and petroleum industries; and of course, we all know about Vice President Dick Cheney, the former CEO of Halliburton, the company which, not surprisingly, received a no-bid contract to clean up Iraq (and Halliburton is truly "cleaning up", at U.S. taxpayer expense, of course).

These are some of the so-called environmental "achievements" of the Bush administration to date:

Environmental protection under the Bush administration is a farce. Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican and a REAL conservative who protected the environment and preserved open space. Bush and his cronies like to call themselves neo-conservatives or "neo-cons". Well, they're partly right. Conservatives they're not---but they sure are cons!

Eddie Rose
Former Laguna Niguel City Councilman
Candidate for Orange County Board of Supervisors (5th District)
"A Voice---Not an Echo"