Saturday, August 13, 2005

LTE: Washington Post, August 13

You write in August 13's lead editorial,Dangerous Days, , "Had al Qaeda set out to prove to a growing number of doubters that the war in Iraq really is about democracy -- and not about oil, hubris or imperialism -- its leaders couldn't have done so more clearly."

May I remind you that Saddam Hussein was an enemy of radical Shi'ite Islam? That's why we propped him up against the Iranians, who I am certain your paper did not support in the 1970s and 1980s.

Al Qaeda was not in Iraq before we invaded the country. In fact, none of today's mayhem would be going on in Iraq at all if we hadn't insisted on what was to be a quick, easy war.

Al Qaeda wasn't out to prove anything in Iraq: WE were.
Brendan Skwire


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