Conservative hypocrisy |

Conservative hypocrisy

Regarding the “About the War in Iraq” letter published on Jan. 4. “Since 9/11, President Bush has liberated two countries … ” – Afghanistan now has a puppet national government and is ruled primarily by warlords reaping the benefits of a resurgent opium trade. U.S. troops still stationed in Afghanistan continue to be killed by Afghans opposed to their presence. Iraq is now a police state with armed U.S. forces futilely attempting to bring order to a country with an infrastructure destroyed by their bombs, along with thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians. More U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq since Bush stood in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner than were killed during the initial invasion, and violent insurgent activity has steadily increased under the U.S. occupation. No Iraqi WMDs were found, and Iraq had no involvement in 9/11, which Bush cited, either directly or implied, as justifications for the invasion. Finally, comparisons between these two Bush wars and Reno’s Branch Davidian fiasco, Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick tragedy, and Clinton’s law billing records are absurd, since they have absolutely nothing to do with the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

I have had enough of conservative hypocrisy and their willful ignorance of the facts.

Ken Schumacher

Grass Valley

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