Sunday, February 08, 2004
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Congratulations on your interview of the President this weekend! Good job! You asked the tough questions whenever he let you say something.
There was only one question you missed which I wished you had asked him. Maybe if he comes on the show again, you could ask him this one. Here it is:
RUSSERT: Mr. President, given the fact that your father has been heavily implicated in the Iran/Contra Arms-for-Hostages controversy; and the fact that he, Vice-President Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were all instrumental in providing Saddam Hussein with the WMD which became a pretense for the last and current Iraq war; given the fact that your father was and still is member of the Carlyle Group which has active business dealings with the bin Laden family as well as other important Saudi connections; given that you used your family’s money and political connections to invest in oil speculating companies such as Bush Exploration, Arbusto, and Harken, where they consistently lost money but you consistently made out like a bandit; given the fact that you used your family’s connections to leapfrog over 500 applicants, buying your way into the “champagne unit” of the National Guard, later to disappear for a year and have the records of your disappearance conveniently disappear too; given that your father is suspected along with former CIA director William Casey of negotiating with Iran to not release the American hostages until after Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter for President; and given the fact that in the last presidential election you lost the popular vote but won the presidency on the hinge state of Florida where, with the orchestration by your brother the governor, thousands of votes were denied or disputed, and with the help of the Supreme Court (two of whose members had relatives on your staff) those votes were never counted; Mr. President, given those facts, what steps do you plan to take to insure your victory in November?
Ask him that next time.