Colonel Steve Butler of the American Air Force called President Bush a parody and claimed that Bush let the events of September 11 happen because his presidency was leading the country to nowhere.
Butler (the deputy head of the institute of military interpreters in Monterey) sent a letter to the Monterey Herald newspaper on May 26, in which he wrote that the president had not done anything to warn the Americans, because he needed the anti-terrorist war.
The colonel asserted that George Bush was perfectly aware of terrorists’ plans, but he did not do a thing to prevent their implementation. Here is a piece of his letter: "Of course Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people, because he needed this war on terrorism. His daddy had Saddam and he needed Osama.” Butler believes that Bush approved those acts of terrorism for political reasons: “ His presidency was going nowhere. He wasn't elected by the American people, but placed into the Oval Office by the conservative Supreme Court; the economy was sliding into the usual Republican pits, and he needed something to hang his presidency on."
On May 29, Colonel Steve Butler was relieved from his duties, and he may face the court soon. His wife said in an interview to the local media that military men were threatening him, asking Butler to retract what he had said. She added that there were several phone calls from strangers who totally support his actions: “A lot of our friends sympathize with the colonel, but they do not say this out loud since they are afraid of losing their jobs.”
Steve Butler made a decision to quit his military career after 24 years of extensive experience in the US Air Force. Article 88 of the Military Justice Code says that any officer who uses obscene words against the president, vice-president, defense secretary, or congress on duty, is to be punished. This article was applied in 1965, when a lieutenant was punished for his participation in an anti-military protest in Texas. Bill's scandal with Monica was judged under the same article.
Dmitry Chirkin PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov