Reasons for warWritten by Autumn Lee | | firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank SSG Brian Meyers for his service to our country. Secondly I would to thank him for spouting the same old Bush/Cheney Lies about terrorists fighting on our streets ("A veteran’s view of the war in Iraq." March 11). I wish you would wake-up out of your Right-wing stupor. Apparently, you have conveniently forgot the reasons we went to war.
Remember, WMDs, Saddam, AL-Qaeda and mushroom clouds? All were found to be lies. Can you name one basis for war that was found to be true? And can you tell me exactly what is victory in Iraq? Is violence going to completely cease? Now I’m not saying pullout immediately. But I’m saying militarily, we have won. Remember "Mission accomplished?" It is now up to the Iraqi government; it’s their country, not ours. If they don’t want to crackdown on both Sunni/Shiite bad guys, it won’t matter if we had 300,000 soldiers there. So don’t blame the Democrats and the media. Blame the Administration and Republican-controlled Congress for poor planning and poor implementation of this war.
T. SPENCER,Toledo, Veteran of Gulf War I