Well, very soon the world will be rid of George Bush. Can you believe it? There’s already a movie been made of his Presidency – an Oliver Stone film no less. Really, who would want to watch a movie of his Presidency before he’s even left office? I’m not sure I’d even want to see a movie about him in fifteen years unless it’s to serve as a global public security warning for our children!
Anyway, he will soon be gone and you’d think that would be a comfort to many. I mean there’s a lot to be said for the Anybody but Bush camp but unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that. We have the remote but real possibility of a McCain/Palin team in the White house and I firmly believe that would be a disaster for America and the world.
American conservatives are clearly desperate because Avaaz brings us news of their last-ditch dirty tricks campaign and they are, as we speak, distributing misleading leaflets, online videos and fliers which link Obama with terrorism. They are once again trying to win by deception by injecting fear into the voters and inciting hatred against Muslims.
Ok, there is only a week to go and Obama is leading in the polls, but we all know the cliché – a week is a very long time in politics and to paraphrase those good guys at Avaaz: when fear, race and terrorism are combined and thrown in at the last minute and when people are told their securities are threatened, who knows how far the American people will sway over?
Avaaz have a message for the Presidential candidates and the American voters:
To the American Presidential candidates and people:
We share the aspiration of the American people for a better, fairer world. We also see the disastrous effects of President Bush’s foreign policies on climate change, human rights and international diplomacy. This election, we appeal to you for a fundamental change of course, to help the US and the world to come together and work for change.
For all of us