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Behind rhetoric, all about politics

It never fails to amaze me how people can soak up government rhetoric faster than an 18-wheeler sucks gas.

Iraq, under Saddam, has “no rights for women, no freedom of speech, or freedom of the press.” Neither, by the way, do most Middle Eastern countries, or China, for that matter. Yet I don’t see us threatening China with war because they prosecute their citizens and force woman to undergo unwanted abortions. It’s not about persecution, people, it’s about politics.

And W. is “trying to protect us,” is he? Why not go after Yemen then? We know they have killed U.S. citizens. It’s not about protection, it’s about politics.

Saddam is a cruel dictator who sits on a pot of gold. He makes a nice target for our oil-envying government. But what if our government would lead the way in alternate fuel research? Soon America, then the rest of the world, would have no need for oil, thus sweeping the rug out from under Saddam and other terrorist sympathizers. Terrorists’ funds would dry up quicker than you can say “ethanol.”

But war makes more sense. Yeah, right.

Heather Petrovffsky

Penn Valley

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