Mr. Brumley believes George W. Bush "does not need our criticism." He also seems to believe in askng questions:
With the criticism that President Bush receives, I have heard little about alternative solutions. I hear how President Bush has done everything wrong, yet when it comes to viable realistic alternatives there are very few who will take a stand on what they would have done different at the time needed.
In the face of the terrorist attack of 9/11, what should the president have done? With the accepted knowledge given to President Bush and the Congress, what should the president have done with Iraq? With the lack of formal local and state requests for federal intervention, what should the president have done in the following days of an unprecedented hurricane? Given the current constant threats of attack on our nation, what means of protection, inclusive of information gathering, should the president have initiated?
It is easy to critique someone's actions, especially when it is viewed as past events. It is not so easy to give viable realistic alternatives when the moment is "now." No president in the history of America has had to make the decisions that this president has had to make. President Bush does not need our criticism as much as he needs our prayers and support.
•After 9/11, President Bush should have stayed the course in Afghanistan instead of launching a pre-emptive war against Iraq.
•The president shouldn't blame his failure in Iraq on Congress.
•Bush has no excuse for the federal government's failure during Hurricane Katrina. He should have taken charge. He did not.
•If there are "current constant threats of attack" against the U.S., the president should use all legal means to stop those threats. He should not ignore federal law. He should not spy on American citizens.
The bottom-line answer for Mr. Brumley -- and the president -- is simple, really. What should George W. Bush do? He should resign.