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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Jan 17, 2008 at 12:13

In 2000, I voted for George Bush, believing he was going to be the kind of president that this country needed. In 2004, I did the same, feeling that the other choices weren't sufficient to carry out the necessary agenda.

Now in retrospect, I am ashamed of President Bush's slide into political vagueness and lame excuses for lack of progress. To see him holding a scimitar and swaying back and forth with the Saudi king made me feel queasy; basically, he looked very foolish. I personally do not want a comedian for a president; in fact, we may not even like the person voted to run our country, but that person may be the best choice in the end.

When the leaders of this country finally decided who are our real friends and who are the enemies, then true progress can be made in the fight against global terrorism. As Dr. Pipes says, the conservatives do have a lot of work to do in Middle East policy; let's all hope and pray that whoever is elected as our next president can truly implement their projected plans and ideas, and that the world will once again respect the United States. We need to stand firm and show toughness where toughness is needed, and to do the right thing, not bending over backwards to appease the bullies of the world.

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