Pre-emption has hurt |

Pre-emption has hurt

The pre-emption policy of George Bush is morally bankrupt and has resulted in a larger national debt than all 42 previous presidents combined (even Reagan). The U.S. Treasury is borrowing $2 billion a day from Saudi Arabia and China just to keep the government running for another year.

• The Bush doctrine of pre-emptive wars has been a disaster in Iraq – making America and the world less safe.

• Instead of a public relations campaign, the president needs to come up with an exit strategy with a timeline to bring our troops home.

• Unfortunately, U.S. troop presence helps fuel the insurgency. Iraq will best be able to achieve stability when U.S. troops leave.

• Congress has an important responsibility to stand up to the president and insist on an exit strategy. Unfortunately the Republicans running Congress won’t stand up to President Bush.

Our “leaders” (cough), should be working on a pre-emptive oil crisis policy instead of making war. If they had invested some of the now $8.2 trillion deficit on solar satellite power instead of Iraq’s killing fields, we wouldn’t even need Arab oil in 10 years.

Kevin Gross

Nevada City

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