Reality and the Bush administration

February 11, 2004

Dear Editor:

Sometimes people are so consumed by refusing to see the facts and the truth that they do not comprehend the truth staring them in the face.

Recent letters that criticize the Bush administration are based on facts. I don't think anyone could disagree that David Kay, the chief weapons inspector in iraq before his resignation, stated that Iraq had no WMDs. He also said that the U.S. intelligence agencies were responsible for telling the president that there were WMDs in iraq.

What I find odd about the matter is that the Bush administration questioned the intelligence agencies after the tragedy of September 11. They created special investigative committees to find out what the CIA and FBI knew. Then prior to the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration believed everything that these agencies told them. They didn't ask any questions about if the facts were true or not; they believed them and based on this belief, the Bush administration agreed to invade Iraq based on a lie.


President Bush stated to the people of this country that we were going to eliminate the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Now, even his top advisers are saying that there probably aren't any WMDs in Iraq.

There are many questions about the reason we went to Iraq. Some say it was to help eliminate terrorism, but the Bush administration has provided no proof of Iraq's involvement with September 11. The contracts that the U.S. gave out to restructure Iraq have mostly been gobbled up by Vice President Dick Cheney's former employer, Halliburton. This is the same company that charged the U.S. $60 million to haul gas from Kuwait to Iraq. Someone is getting rich and the people of this country should ask questions.

This country has the largest deficit in history, all of which has happened in the last three years. While I agree that the war on terrorism is important, better health care, better education and jobs are just as important.

The Bush administration wants to take the U.S. back to the moon and to Mars. Perhaps Mr. Bush could save this country billions just by going to his favorite video store and renting a good sci-fi flick. After all, what sounds better: Pay $4 now for a good movie or pass the billions and billions of debt from wanting Mars off to our children.

Just one more thing: It is true that we are at war and our troops deserve the best they can get, but it isn't this country's policy to overthrow governments. If it is, are we in the future becoming what we had to destroy in our past?

Ken Griffin


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