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PRESS RELEASE


LaRouche: `A Vote for Bush-Cheney
Is a Vote For Perpetual War
and Economic Hell'

Sept. 20, 2004 (EIRNS)—Lyndon LaRouche issued the following statement Sept. 20, 2004, through the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC). LaRouche, who was a candidate for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination in 2004, has endorsed John Kerry and John Edwards, and is aggressively campaigning for a landslide Democratic Party victory on Nov. 2.

"If you want a viable alternative, then follow my lead: Vote for John Kerry. The alternative is too horrific to even contemplate. A John Kerry, elected into the White House by my methods, mobilizing the lower-80%-income households on behalf of a radical change in policy, back to policies associated with Franklin Roosevelt's bankruptcy reorganization/economic recovery, will function as President.

"A Bush-Cheney re-election by a terrorized, manipulated American electorate would bring on not only perpetual wars all over the planet: It would bring about the biggest economic collapse in modern history. This week, my PAC is issuing a pamphlet, documenting the total collapse of the physical economy of the United States, and outlining the emergency steps that can and must be taken to rebuild America out of the present state of worse-than-Great Depression misery. We included a list of existing legislation before the U.S. Congress, that would get this process going. All this legislation has been stalled by the Bush-Cheney White House, and by their Congressional hatchet-men like Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

"You, the American people, must fight for these policies, as if your very lives and the lives of your children and grandchildren depended on it—because they do!

"Don't allow your own fears to self-delude you into believing that George W. Bush is the President of the United States. He is a mental case. Don't ask what Bush is thinking, because he can't. Ask what Cheney is thinking, and the people who stand behind Cheney. They are the ones promoting policies of endless war and economic looting.

"I know that many of you harbor these same views, and are deeply concerned that John Kerry and John Edwards, so far, have failed to address these issues in such a blunt and straightforward fashion as I am accustomed to doing. I know that this is John Kerry's election to lose, unless he begins to speak his mind, and ignore the counsel of cowardly campaign advisors. But I must also speak to you bluntly: The United States and the world will not survive a re-election of Bush and Cheney. It is that simple. John Kerry's shortcomings can be overcome—if you, the American people, take responsibility for your own destiny, and decisively vote Bush and Cheney out of office. The fate of the United States, indeed, the fate of the entire world, is in your hands. Do not shirk that responsibility."