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Iraq never attacked the United States

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005

With all due respect, I found Mr. Michael Heiman's Nov. 30 My Turn entitled "Iraq invasion is more like World War II than Vietnam" rather strange. Mr. Heiman is quite correct when he reminds us that Japan "sucker-punched" us by attacking Pearl Harbor. The United States then declared war on Japan. These are facts that are easy to check. But his comparing the United States warring with Japan to warring with Iraq bizarre. Japan attacked the United States, Iraq did not.

Perhaps Mr. Heiman is not aware of the fact that of the 19 terrorists who attacked our country on 9/11, 15 were from Saudi Arabia, none were from Iraq. None. Another fact is that the number of Iraqis who we know were plotting acts of terror against the United States prior to 9/11 is also none. These are facts that are also easy to check. This begs the question, Mr. Heiman, why are you comparing World War II to Iraq? Iraq did not attack the United States, nor is there a shred of evidence they were planning to. They were just another country that treats its people horribly, like North Korea, Iran, China and many other nations on earth.

Brett Dillingham

Juneau



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