Declare victory |

Declare victory

Due to America’s pre-emptory invasion on Iraq, we do not have to worry about attacks on the U.S. by Iraq with weapons of mass destruction. We have removed a tyrannical dictator. We have established an interim government in Iraq. It is, however, questionable whether or not we are winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people.

Our cost to date: Over 1,040 killed, over 27,000 wounded (we are not privy to the number of single and multi-amputees), over 200 billion taxpayer dollars. Is our continued presence in Iraq worth the cost?

If it is your child, husband or wife who will be coming back in a body bag or without arms and/or legs, will you still be willing to pay the cost of this madness? Not me. I suggest we declare victory and leave.

And to those who believe we have some moral responsibility to the Iraqis, remember that Vietnam got along just fine after we left. While we are on the subject of Vietnam, the Defense Department just announced the U.S. will have to increase its troop numbers in Iraq.

Bush’s war sounds more and more like Vietnam to me.

R.K. Slack

Penn Valley

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