There were a few kids in my neighborhood that I hung out with, two were brothers, Ben and Bill. Their mom was super super nice. Eventually she got divorced from their father and remarried to a guy named Leo.
Leo had lost his wife and 2 kids to a drunk driver. He lost Lisa 4 years after they married and had their kid Matt. I saw matt days after he was born and I saw him grow, he is now a senior in high school. Great kid, Leo took awesome care of him, straight A's, going to the UofMN next year, all without Lisa.
Leo found out 3 years ago that he had a rare degenerative marrow disease and they told him that in 3 years he'd come up with a super rare form of cancer. He now has Leukemia, a very aggressive strain. Matt is now losing his father.
This is the 2nd person this year that I know personally that has fallen to cancer. Yet we spend 200 BILLION in Iraq, for what? So people can drive their SUV's with cheap gas? So we could eliminate a man that had no direct threat to us?
Why couldn't we spend that 200 billion on cancer research?
Why would we want to vote for a president who has eliminated government research on stem cells? Sure, stem cells might not be the silver bullet, but why not give it a chance? Why eliminate it BEFORE we have explored it?
I my eyes, President Bush hasn't just killed 1000+ soldiers, but he has also killed the two people I know and countless others in the future.
Thanks GWB, I am sure all of the H2, Expedition, Aviator, Navigator and other gas guzzling drivers really appreciate the sacrifices you have volunteered others to make on their behalf.