I came across this editorial by way of Instapundit by way of USS Clueless. Den Beste did not want to waste valuable time responding to this lunacy--but since my time is worthless I wrote back. My response is in all caps:
I would not worry about easing the tensions between France and the USA for the following reasons.
Most of the American people feel the way the French do.
MOST FRENCH PEOPLE HATE THEMSELVES? TRUST ME, REGARDLESS OF WHAT AMERICANS THINK OF BUSH, MOST OF US HATE FRENCH POLICY (NOT PEOPLE).
Bush is not the legal President of the country. He was appointed by the Supreme Court even though Gore had the popular vote.
LEGALLY SPEAKING, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "THE POPULAR VOTE" IN THE UNITED STATES. OUR PRESIDENTS ARE ELECTED THROUGH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. BUSH WON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WITH 271 POINTS BECAUSE HE WON FLORIDA BY OVER 500 VOTES.
Had Bush won he has started the war in Iraq which voilates the constitution.
THE CEASEFIRE WITH IRAQ FROM THE GULF WAR IN 1991 WAS CONTINGENT ON SADDAM’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE UN; HE FAILED TO COMPLY, THEREFORE, THE CEASEFIRE WAS OVER AND THE WAR WAS A RESUMPTION OF HOSTILITIES.
Congress is the only body that can declare war and they are not empowered to assign that decision to anyone else.
CONGRESS, IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER, AUTHORIZED THE USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ. THE CONGRESS SAW THE SAME INTELLIGENCE AVAILABLE TO THE PRESIDENT AND GAVE HIM THE AUTHORITY TO WAGE WAR AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN (NOT FOR WMD) BUT FOR VIOLATION OF 16 UN RESOLUTIONS.
Bush has created the Patriot Act which suspends the rights of the individual so he is holding US citizens in jail without charges.
PATRIOT ACT WAS WRITTEN AND RATTIFIED BY A BIPARTISAN CONGRESS.
Bush has killed a number of people by direct order to the CIA to rocket the cars in a foreign country. That violates the constitution which protects us from harm until tried in a court of law. Everyone has the right to a trial by a jury of their peers.
BUSH SENIOR RECINDED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER (THE ASSASINATION BAN WAS NOT A LAW BY CONGRESS) ALLOWING THE ASSASSINATION OF TERRORISTS AND DRUG CARTEL LEADERS.
Now these are the first four reasons I can think of. There are many others. Lying, Stealing, Cheating, and Fraud against the people of California in the ENRON scandal.
FORMER GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS, DEMOCRAT, RECEIVED $100,000 DOLLARS FROM ENRON FOR HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIN.
The most heinous crime of all is that they have closed the Statue Of Liberty to the public.
THE PORT AUTHORITY, THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STATUE OF LIBERTY--NOT THE PRESIDENT, ANNOUNCED THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WILL REOPEN THIS SUMMER.
A shameful act and disrespectful of the French that gave us the statue and the American children that paid to display it with their pennies.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO FRANCE FOR THEIR LAST ACT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE US…OVER 100 YEARS AGO.
Peace on Earth
John D. King
EVERY SENTENCE IN THIS POST IS FACUTALLY WRONG. IF JOHN D. KING DID ANY RESEARCH INSTEAD OF RELYING ON TALKING POINTS AND EMOTIONS HE WOULD KNOW THIS.