Attack on Iraq appears to have been provoked |

Attack on Iraq appears to have been provoked

I have previously admitted I know little about politics, and now I see I know very little about solving world problems.

The writer in yesterday’s The Union (Aug. 5) certainly taught me a lot.

Killing a few Japanese fishermen would have stopped World War II.

This is amazing, and I certainly think our officials should have done that early on, as this would have saved all those lives lost on both sides after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Also, certainly the writer is correct that an unprovoked war against Iraq should be rethought, as should any unprovoked attack on any country.

But, is an attack now unprovoked?

Of course not. Iraq has done everything it can to provoke us.

Yes, our drug scene is deplorable, but cannot be laid at the doorstep of the present administration, as this was left for George and his advisors by the last president.

James Gibson

Penn Valley

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