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Short on facts

The Sacramento Bee published a letter on July 2 that contended: “One of the provisions of the 1991 Persian Gulf War cease fire was that the coalition was empowered to return and remove Saddam Hussein’s regime if other provisions of the agreement were violated. Saddam violated them all. He continued to commit crimes against humanity. His forces fired at the no-fly aircraft every day.”

There are many who will still insist that the war is illegal but this information belies that argument.

Letters are published daily calling for Bush and Cheney’s impeachment. There are attempts in Congress to proceed but there are more with cooler heads and less hatred. Impeachment requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.



Most hate-Bush letters are long on vitriol and mostly lacking of facts.

I believe that some in the anti-war movement were also Vietnam War protesters who were successful in bringing the troops home, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and millions of Cambodians. If we retreat from Iraq it will be a similar disaster.




Robert Mitchell

Penn Valley


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