Friday, July 01, 2005

USA Today says end the occupation

Is this the start of trend? It appears Jules Siegel called it right. USA Today founder Al Neuharth posts a strong editorial in today's edition calling for the early withdrawal of the troops.
The crucial difference between Vietnam and Iraq is that there is no Cronkite to call Bush's bluff. Without a strong, trusted, non-political voice, too many of us remain Bush-blinded. Bush tried keeping the wool over our eyes again Tuesday on national TV by repeatedly tying Iraq to 9/11. That charge is as phony as his discredited prewar claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Most of us who have had personal war experiences strongly believe this great country is worth fighting for at risk of lives. My World War II Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman's Badge on the wall behind my desk remind me of that daily.

They also remind me that war is hell, that we must fully support our servicemen and women and put their lives at risk only for honest and just and noble causes.
Indeed. To paraphase Ben Franklin - for want of a leader, a nation was lost.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing. Thanks for pointing to his editorial. Maybe people really are starting to wake up. It's about time!!

11:27:00 PM  

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