Bring troops home

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005

On Wednesday there was an announcement that the Bush administration has now formally ended its search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (You might have missed this announcement because it received none of the fanfare that the original rush to war received from the Bush administration and the compliant press.) Let us not forget that the primary reason espoused by this administration for this country's first ever preemptive attack was that Iraq harbored weapons of mass destruction.

So the score is: weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq, 0; number of times that George Bush mentioned the supposed threat of Iraq's WMDs in his 2002 State of the Union address (just prior to launching the preemptive attack), 17; number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, 1,405 and rising; number of Iraqis killed, 17,503 and rising. Support our troops; demand that they be brought home from Iraq today.

Garland Walker

Juneau



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