U.S. Senate Candidate Sheeler (RI-D) Demands Bush Administration Inquiry

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Sheeler challenged that Bush needs to be held accountable for his executive decision that has impacted millions of lives. “A simple apology is simply not acceptable. Our leaders are expected to use their heads and hearts. They are expected to not make “mistakes” of such a colossal scale using our country’s good name, our military might and our public’s trust. I expect more. We deserve more.”

After his fourth and final speech prior to the Constitutional vote and free elections in Iraq and after 1,000 days since our invasion, President Bush has announced he has taken “responsibility” for the faulty intelligence leading to the war. Bush contends the invasion was still justified because the Iraqi people were entitled to their freedoms. “This is truly unacceptable political, doublespeak at enormous cost to America and Americans. I demand we have a congressional inquiry,” stated Carl Sheeler, a former Marine captain.

Sheeler challenged that Bush needs to be held accountable for his executive decision that has impacted millions of lives. “A simple apology is simply unacceptable. Violating provisions of the Patriot Act and our hard fought rights is unacceptable. Resisting Senator McCain’s proposed legislation to treat enemy combatants more humanely is unacceptable. Our leaders are expected to use their heads and hearts. They are expected to not make “mistakes” of such a colossal scale abusing our country’s good name, our military might and our public’s trust. I expect more. We deserve more.”

Sheeler asserted, “I acknowledge the United States has a global role to support people whose lives are often bleak when their governments don’t provide for them. We sacrificed over 2,200 American lives, over $225 billion in American tax dollars and over 1,000 days. How does this administration reconcile this as just a “mistake”? It still attempts to put its nose into our private lives, stifle our rights, but presumably is advancing freedom and justice elsewhere?

Apparently, there’s faulty intelligence about our communities, too. People in this country have difficulty accessing basic needs: heat, health, lodging and food, much less affordable, quality education and domestic security. Our duty is to Americans first, not tax breaks to large corporations and the wealthy. The blatant hypocrisy isn’t lost on the rest of the world. We don’t need advisors to tell us this.”

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