Bill Sykes' Newsletter
An ex-Brit gives his views-(without fear
or favor)---of the American Scene
Late breaking news.
President Bush, (who never served in the military),
arrived by air on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS
Abraham Lincoln when it docked in San Diego on Thursday
the 1st of May.
Dressed like a military aviator he took full advantage
of a photo opportunity, which appeared to be more of political
campaign commercial for re-election than a declaration
that the fighting war in Iraq was over.
He received the adulation of the captive naval audience,
worthy of a papal gathering.
Wonder if he will still be so popular at the end of his
first four year term of office as President of the United
States, when the Presidential elections takes place in
November of 2004. Perhaps when the American public finally
realise the cost of the war in lives, and its effect on
the world economies, causing the loss of many thousands
of jobs and returning America back to the unenviable position
of the largest debtor nation in the world, the current
adulation and support for President Bush and his Republican
administration will diminish, and serious competition
will come from Democratic sources, (to balance the books
and get this nation back upon an sound economic footing),
that is if the Democrats can get their act together and
come up with a suitable and acceptable candidate).
The usual disclaimer.
Much of the information gathered for this news letter
is gleaned from American and International media sources,
(including the Internet), and as such is quoted as accurately
as possible. I try to obtain confirmation on each subject
from several outlets, so the text is a mixture of composite
news items and personal comments and therefore the reader
must make his/her own judgement as to the reliability
and degree of accuracy of the subjects discussed.
Eric (Bill) Sykes. (California).
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