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.