Sunday, December 04, 2005

letter to the editor

citizen steve weighs in after a local spews lies about the "do nothing" left......

Says Democrats countered terrorists
The writer of the letter headlined "Says left's policies caused deaths too" had a lot to say, but as Sen. Patrick Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
The "Butler Report" found "the intelligence available was 'insufficiently robust' to prove Iraq was in breach of the United Nations' resolutions."
On Sept. 21, 2001, Bush was told in a briefing that there was no evidence linking Saddam to the attacks nor Iraq to al-Qaeda.
Results of the "Bush Doctrine": Osama bin-Laden and Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi still on the loose, Iraq in chaos, 2,100 Americans dead.
Claiming Democrats don't respond to terrorist attacks is just plain silly:
Response to USS Cole attack: The planner killed with a hellfire missile. Three sentenced to death, four others sent to prison.
African embassy bombings: Four sentenced to life.
1993 World Trade Center bombing: Six sentenced to 240 years each.
Millennium bombing plot: thwarted! The "bomber" sentenced to 22 years.
We know about the August 6, 2001, presidential daily briefing entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S." and that after reading it Bush did nothing.
The "do-nothing policy" that resulted in 3,000 deaths on 9/11 was Bush's policy.
citizen steve

original letter-
Says left's policies caused deaths too
The dishonest coordinated assertion is, "Bush lied, people died." The British "Butler Report," which overviewed British intelligence leading up to war with Iraq - even now - asserts that Iraqi officials sought uranium in Niger. This supports Bush's infamous "16 words" in his State of the Union address.
Also the war against "militant Islam" is a war we were losing, because these extremists remained nomadic and claimed no national affiliation while enjoying insulation in de facto host countries from Syria to Pakistan - across the Middle East. Addressing these terrorist gangs effectually required engaging the host countries directly (the Bush Doctrine). That was obvious when Congress supported the war in Iraq and before Monday-morning quarterbacking became an art form of elected leaders of the Democratic Party.
Why Iraq: a) The Bush Doctrine. b) Saddam had used biological and chemical weapons that were not verifiably deactivated as called for in United Nations sanctions.
Not responding to attacks: the USS Cole, embassies in Kenya, the World Trade Center (1993), etc. - do-nothing policy ad infinitum resulted in 3,000 deaths on 9/11.
Doing nothing was and remains a policy decision favored by the redundantly described "far left" ... and people died.
Stuart Andrews

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