What Would You Ask President Bush?

9 06 2008

I just read a great interview with Helen Thomas, the only member of the White House press corps that has the guts to regularly ask the tough and uncomfortable questions.  Helen is just awesome and deserves our collective thanks for having more balls than all of the rest of the entire White House press corps combined.  But the interview left me wondering:

If this president had been given a truth serum and you had one chance to ask him any question in a broadcast press conference what would it be?

For me I could ask “”Mr. President, everyone recognizes that the “War on Terror” is complete bullshit, so please give me and the American people the real reasons why you have destroyed habeas corpus, destroyed the freedom of speech, destroyed the separation of church and state, needlessly destroyed the lives of thousands of US soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis (and their families), destroyed this country’s international standing by going to was with a country that did nothing to us and by sanctioning torture and extraordinary rendition, and why have you completely destroyed the founding father’s separation of powers by creating the concept of the unitary executive?”

Of course the shorter version is “Mr. President, why do you hate America so much?”

I might have have a few other ideas, but what would you ask him?

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9 06 2008
Kurt

Let me state right off that I am an Obama supporter, and I believe Bush is the worst president in American history.
Bush honestly thinks he’s in the right. The conservative view is that Congress is “big government” and that executive power should be absolute. They believe the Constitution is something that should be shaped, molded, into what’s best for the country – today.
If I were Helen Thomas, I’d ask Bush how he sleeps at night knowing his lies have lead to the deaths of over four thousand American troops and who knows how many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

11 06 2008
Chris

I would ask him:

Mr. Bush, how do you honestly expect anyone to believe executive privilege extends to anyone you’ve ever talked to outside of the press?
Or, Do you think the office of the President of the United States is beholden to the American people?

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