Tags: economic bailout, economy, letter from Bush, Thomas L. Friedman
The following was written by Thomas L. Friedman. It is ostensibly a letter from George Bush to the people of Iraq. I’m overjoyed to learn that as Americans we were allowed to sign Bush’s name to our letters, because I’ve got a ton of letters to write (from W) to the world. I really wish someone would have told me about this sooner. Maybe just one short note would do it. I think something like this would suffice:
Dear World (USA included),
I’m sorry for being such an arrogant, moronic, power hungry, law breaking, dumbass screw-up.
George W. Bush
Friedman: Dear Iraqi friends
By Thomas L. Friedman
Published: September 24, 2008
From: President George W. Bush
To: President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashadani
I am writing you on a matter of grave importance. It’s hard for me to express to you how deep the economic crisis in America is today. We Americans are discussing a $1 trillion bailout for our troubled banking system. This is a financial 9/11. As Americans lose their homes and sink into debt, they no longer understand why we are spending $1 billion a day to make Iraqis feel more secure in their homes.
For the past two years, there has been a debate in America over whether to set a deadline for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. It seemed as if the resolution of that debate depended on who won the coming election. That is no longer the case. A deadline is coming. American taxpayers who would not let their money be used to subsidize their own companies – Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch – will not have their tax dollars used to subsidize your endless dithering over which Iraqi community dominates Kirkuk. (continue reading)