AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week – Keith Richard Radford Jr. President Bush has suffered a great deal of damage inflicted upon him by the radical fanatics of the left, especially the Democratic ideologues such as Sens. Kennedy, Schumer, Durbin, Reid and Kerry, as well as Rep. Pelosi and others in the House of Representatives. Their daily outbursts of distortion, omission and outright lies regarding the Iraq war are only giving aid and comfort to the terrorists we are fighting. – Tony Pasano We Americans are enjoying the most freedom and best living conditions in human history. We should not ignore the people, especially the women and children, suffering under cruel dictatorship in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. They need help. As for the democratic movement going on in all the countries, I think we are doing the right thing. President Bush will be known as one of the best presidential fighters for freedom – after Lincoln and Reagan. – Charles King We asked readers on Saturday what you had to say in response to President George W. Bush and his administration as they come under fire from war-policy opponents. Here are excerpts from your comments. It’s about time President Bush answered the distortions that his political opponents have been making. Bush made a decision to go to war based on the information presented to him and to others in government. Looking at that intelligence with the assumption that it was correct – as well as looking at Saddam’s history and his violations of several U.N. resolutions – and living in a post 9-11 world, I can see how the decision to go to war could have been made. A person can honestly disagree with Bush’s decision to go to war, but to say he lied to do so just doesn’t hold up to the facts. – John Mlynar The Bush administration has successfully taken America over in a new millennium and transported Americans back in time. Using every bait-and-switch tactic available, Bush and the ideology of his administration are a shell game with long-term consequences for our children’s future. We as a country do not have to go on ruining the earth with oil. The alternatives are available, just not in this country. The Bush administration is under fire because the people in it have consistently tried to avoid any investigation into any misdealing, no matter how much the American people cry out for it. They avoided the 9-11 Commission until they were embarrassed into having it. They avoided investigation into the faulty intelligence that led to the war in Iraq. They avoided investigations into the Downing Street memos. They are doing the same for the failings in New Orleans, and they are trying to make the outing of Valerie Plame seem like it’s no big deal. I think the American people are smarter than that. – Ross Miller When supposed friends lie to your face not just once or twice or three times, you get rid of them. They ultimately have nothing to offer the relationship and are just manipulating you for personal gain. What is one good thing this born-again neo-con has done to improve your or my lives? If you said zero, you’d be right. – Erik Eskelin It is a sad day when a country’s leader shows such fear that truth might be found. We often read that countries suppress dissent and equate dissent with treason. Those countries were once called such things as Axis of Evil and were always somewhere else. Now we have our own collection of nine pro-torture senators and an administration demanding that we stop asking questions. Our country is changing – into what? – David Robbins I think it was high time that the president spoke out in defense of his administration and I also wish that he would throw the gauntlet down to Senators Kennedy and Kerry to produce evidence that he or his administration lied or slanted the intelligence then available to Congress in order to precipitate the invasion of Iraq. Every day we are seeing more evidence of the fact that these radical Islamists are diabolical in their quest to wipe out freedom wherever it exists and we and the free world must band together to prevent them from reaching their goal. – Bruce DeHaas Every time negative comments are heard about the Bush administration’s handling of various issues, either the subject is changed or the old familiar rant about unpatriotic citizens begins anew. Perhaps if President Bush began to recognize his responsibility in these areas, fewer negative comments would be heard. Am I the only one who’s noticed that Vice President Cheney disappears off the radar whenever disaster strikes – where was he, for example, during the devastating hurricanes? And that our president goes into total denial when one of his inner circle is accused of questionable behavior? The current majority in Washington needs to demand the same high standards of conduct for itself that it has always demanded of the opposition. This would be true regardless of who’s in office at any given time. – Ellie Doud Since lying to go to war is an impeachable offense – meaning it is unconstitutional – we demand that impeachment proceedings begin immediately. And also, the immediate resignations of Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld. Get the actors and musicians off the front page and start reporting the important news like real journalists. – Bob and Joyce Yovannone I say that our president made a huge mistake when he sent our troops to Iraq. The only reason he sent our troops to war was to get the oil from that country and to show his father no one can say no to them. He and his father do not care about anyone except themselves and their family. Just think how many of personal family members Bush and his administration have in Iraq – none. They think they can play God with other people’s lives. Just how much more are we supposed to accept from the devil and his father? I personally think, if he cared about our country, he would resign and bring our troops home. They are dying for his stupidity. How many more need to die before this country does something to save itself? – Jolie James I am so tired of all the criticism of President Bush and his administration that I feel I must respond. I trust our president because I am convinced that he is a man of honesty and integrity. He is not God and cannot know all circumstances with absolute certainty; many Democrats as well as Republicans believed the information about WMDs. Our president is a finite human being but he does what he believes is the best thing for our country and I believe that for the most part, his administration has done a good job. Yes, George Bush has my vote of confidence and I sincerely believe that all the negative trash on the media is harmful to our wonderful country. – Lois Schroeder I definately think Bush should be under fire, but not because of the Iraq war. He seems to have forgotten, or doesn’t care, about all the problems that desperately need attention right here in the U.S.A.: illegal immigration, crime, taxes, kids without food and the list goes on and on. He seems to be so obsessed with the war in Iraq everything else has fallen into the “round to it” catagory. I actually think he is trying to make some kind of a legacy. In my opinion his legacy will be that of “big disappointment.” By the way, I voted for him. – Billy Cruce I believe Bush started this war for personal reasons, with no logic or provocation. If there is a reason, it would be oil. Proof for hard-headed disciples can be found in a book by David R. Griffin, “The New Pearl Harbor.” People need to remember that blind obedience to a bad leader is not patriotism. – Jerry Hall Bush (that’s “President” Bush) fires back, and it’s about time! By the way, my poll shows that 87 percent think that the Daily News has taken a left turn into socialistic pandering to the political left, which includes Hollywood (front-page news!), and your very special darling, “Little Tony” Villaraigosa. As we say here in the Valley, gag me with a spoon. – P. Dodd160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!