I know this looks like I am moving away from the stated focus of this blog, but President Bush's speech last night, and his proposal to send an additional 20,000 troupes into Iraq really does have a significant impact on the progress the country can make at home on immigration reform.
Bush's "plan" for Iraq is pure folly, a waste of human and financial resources. When we wake up in a decade are realize that our economy resembles that of Great Briton in the 1980s, we'll have Mr. Bush to thank for bankrupting our country and squandering our children's future America.
We can also thank Mr. Bush for focusing his attention where it certainly did not belong--on a country that posed no threat to our security (there were no weapons of mass destruction, and as far as I can tell Osama Bin Laden is still not in Iraq) and away from key domestic issues, like immigration, that are left unchecked and bubbling out of control. We have an immigration problem, people, and we should be demanding that our government address it.
And for the record, I'm not really interested in hearing from the pro-Bush contingent about how "brave" he's been for fighting for our freedom, or the crack pots who think that immigrants gotten us into our current domestic mess. Bush's war threatens our way of life and our freedom, and we have no one to blame but ourselves for the current state of affairs in the U.S. I welcome any well thought out, constructive comments to this and any post. I also put hate speech right where it belongs--in the trash.
I would heartily encourage everyone to take the few minutes you might spend posting here and use it to write to your congressional representative, or call the White House and press the President for change. That number is 202-456-1111.