Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Wordless Fisking

To the Editor:

Re "Bush Gives Plan for Iraq Victory and Withdrawal" (front page, Dec. 1):

Once again, this time before a United States Naval Academy audience, President Bush tried to trick the American people into supporting his ill-conceived and unnecessary war in Iraq.

He and his administration at first said the Saddam Hussein regime had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but that was false.

They said Saddam Hussein was linked to Al Qaeda, but that was false.

They said our troops would be greeted with flowers and affection, but that was false.

They said the Iraq mission was accomplished, but that was false.

With more than 2,000 of our fellow citizens now dead in Iraq and the majority of Americans rejecting his war, the president offers a rehash of his argument for war.

After all those falsehoods and miscalculations, why should we believe him now? I certainly don't.

George F. Nelson
New York, Dec. 1, 2005

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