Bush has made the country strong again

May 20, 2004

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to several of the letters that have been written in the past week or so about the war in Iraq. Here are some things to think about:

The evidence that was used to go to war was not produced here in the United States, but in the United Kingdom. Must we forget that Saddam Hussein had a history of using chemical weapons during war and on his own people. During the war with Iran when he tried to initially use the weapons, it backfired on him and the wind changed direction and, in turn, killed his own troops.

I have many friends over in Iraq, and we are not the foreigners that the Iraqi people want to stop trying to destabilize their country: It is people like al-Qaida, Syrians, Jordanians, and even Iranians that are coming over the borders to cause havoc and jeopardize the overall stability of Iraq. I do believe it was only a week or so ago that depending on what TV channel you watched, you would have seen Iraqi citizens protesting against a local cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, wanting him to stop all of the violence.


To the gentleman who said that as soldiers we are trained in basic training to hate people, evidently hasn't looked at the wide diversity of people in the military now. I have been in combat zones with guys that were from all different backgrounds and several different nationalities, we had to trust one another, the only boundary that existed was what type of religious service we attended.

It amazes me how short of a memory people of this country have. If you look back over the last 12 years, there has been only one disgrace to this country and who made us the laughingstock of the free world. Now hold on all you die-hard Democrats, but it was President Bill Clinton. He boldly lied, had an affair and once again lied, and he even admitted to smoking pot. He cut the military to the point that most men were doing the job of three or more. And let's not forget Somalia. He was begging for us to be pushed around and attacked. It just happened to be executed on 9/11, after President Bush had taken office. The thing that we are forgetting is that they had been planning it for some time, it's not like you can get the Cliff Notes on how to fly a jumbo jet and be able to do it overnight.

So you ask who is responsible? Your right, it is President Bush - for making our country strong again and standing up to the ones who oppose us.

Todd Woodrum


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