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Unilateral attack wrong

I am writing this letter to protest the administration’s lust for taking the United States into another war with Iraq. The evidence has not been placed before the American people; instead, we Americans are fed a mixture of arrogant, incendiary rhetoric and manipulated with half truths.

The administration has utterly failed to show ME any evidence which I consider even barely adequate as a basis for unilaterally attacking another nation.

Clearly Saddam Hussein is a monster. I have shivered at the things he has done on a regular basis, the most horrific, unimaginably nightmarish crimes against his people and the Kurds. Nevertheless, he’s in a box, contained; there is no credible evidence of his supporting al-Qaida. There is no compelling reason to end the inspections, but there are many to continue them for as long as necessary until the world is assured he poses no threat.

What the rest of world thinks makes a BIG difference. The first priority for this country is to end terrorism. The last thing we should do is initiate a war unilaterally, thereby enraging Muslim people, our most valuable friends and allies in this fight against terror.

Len Brackett

Nevada City

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