Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

An idea that's so crazy it just might work.

Here's a thought: what would happen if every American who opposed war with Iraq wrote a letter to President Bush saying, in no uncertain terms, that declaring war on Iraq would lose him our vote. And what if we then wrote to Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Tom Ridge, and anyone else in the Cabinet and told them, "If Bush declares war on Iraq we will not vote for him in 2004 and if he is not re-elected you will be out of a job." And what if we then wrote to Laura Bush and said, "Please pass on this message to your husband: if he declares war on Iraq, we refuse to vote for him in 2004."

Is it possible that someone would clue into the fact that war with Iraq might be bad for Bush's career, and consequently their own? And is it too much to hope that someone would be able to get into Bush's thick skull and somehow convince him that going to war with Iraq would not only be bad for the American people and the world at large, but would be devasting for his own political career?

It's such a simple idea that it frightens me; surely someone else has thought of this before, surely there are reasons why it won't work.

But it's clear that Bush doesn't give a damn what anyone else thinks; it seems evident that he's only thinking of himself and his own career, and in that case it seems that the only way to stop him is by convincing him that his egocentricity will lose him his office instead of gaining him...whatever the hell he thinks he's going to get out of all this.

How about it, America? Is it worth a try? If it's going to work, it needs huge numbers behind it.
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