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Bush misleading

During the first debate, Bush asserted that Kerry voted against the $ 87 billion supplemental for Iraq ” as if to leave our armed forces stranded with nothing! In reality, Kerry voted for a $67 billion supplemental for troops on the ground – a different version of the same bill.

Bush asserted that he had increased funding for preventing nuclear proliferation by 35 percent. In fact, when he submitted his budget to Congress, he asked to cut funding by 13 percent. It was Congress that increased funding, but the president took credit during the debate.

Bush stated often that bilateral talks between the U.S. and North Korea would cause China to drop its negotiations. But China has repeatedly asked the Bush administration to hold bilateral talks with North Korea.

As to “mixed messages,” these are two Bush quotes about capturing Bin Laden:

“The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our No. 1 priority and we will not rest until we find him.” (Sept. 13, 2001).

“I don’t know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.” (March 13, 2001).

Geordie Zapalac

Nevada City

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