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Why are we there?

American lives terminated: 1,000. Dead: Army Pfc. Melissa Hobart, age 22; Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Bohlman, age 21; Army Capt. S. M. Khan, age 27; Army Pfc. Thomas Caughman, age 20; AND Fateha Ghazzi, age 8; Mustafa Shaiky, age 10; Sahan Adman, age 33; Ibraham al-Yussuf, age 12.

Severely injured and maimed: 7,000 Americans. And 11,793 to 13,802 Iraqi civilians killed. All the above statistics are from the following Web site: Iraqbodycount.com.

Sacramento Bee, headline June 17, 2004: “9/11 Commission – No Iraq, al-Qaida tie found.” There were no weapons of mass destruction. Why all this pain and suffering, carnage, mutilation and grief?

Kent Gallagher

Grass Valley

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