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Wait a minute

Dick Cheney accused Kerry and Edwards of being to blame for GIs in Iraq not having state of the art body armor and vehicle armor. Wait a minute, Mr. VP. If the terms of the resolution authorizing the president to use force in Iraq (which Kerry and Edwards voted for) had been adhered to, war would have been a last resort, not a first resort.

 Rushing into war and trying to justify that rush with lies about WMD and ties to 9/11 put GIs in harm’s way before they could be adequately protected. It’s Dick Cheney and George Bush who must take the blame for all the hundreds of unnecessary deaths and maiming of Americans in Iraq.

And by the way, as small business owners my wife and I object to being used by Dick Cheney as fuel for another of his lies regarding his tax cut plan. According to IRS data, a tiny fraction of small business “S-corporations” earn enough profits to be in the top two tax brackets. Most are in the bottom two brackets.

Ellen McKay


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