| Dear Editor,|
This letter is in response to Hugh McGough
who accuses George W. Bush of murder.
Here is a question for Hugh. Should we just set back and let others terrorize us on our own soil and do nothing about it? Hey Hugh, if you are accusing Bush of murder, shouldn't you accuse the other Presidents of murder who has taken us into war, or is this a just a Bush bashing fest?
I seem to recall President Clinton sending our soldiers into Somalia in 1993. Teams of U.S. Army Special Forces executed operations to capture warlords that were hoarding food supplies and interfering with United Nation 'nation-building' plans. Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters were shot down during the raid, the peace process fell apart. There were 140 of our soldiers stranded without water or night vision equipment.
There was hardly any air support. They faced several thousand heavily armed and hostile Somalis. Nineteen American soldiers were killed, 73 were wounded. Five hundred to a thousand Somali militia and civilians were killed and three to four thousand injured.
Isn't this the same reason why the current Iraq war is going on?
I don't like the fact that we are at war any better than the next person. My husband is in the military. My father, grandfathers and father-in-law have all fought in wars (World War II, Korea, and Vietnam). And with all of those wars there were people out there that didn't support them and that is their right.
And by being American they are allowed to express that right. I would also like to express how proud I am of every American who joins the military to fight for our freedom. Now I don't believe that it is fair to accuse President Bush of murder without accusing all of the other President's of murder that have sent our innocent American soldiers off to fight a battle that they thought was just.
Do I think that we are fighting a losing battle in Iraq? Yes, I do.
That doesn't mean that I think it is wrong for us to be there.
There are innocent people in those countries that deserve to live a free life. I believe that it is almost impossible to cure the problems that they have. These terrorists start training their kids as soon as they are born to hate. When they are old enough to hold a gun they train them to kill. Still today, we have troops in Germany, Korea, Kuwait and etc…
Is it right, I don't know? I would love to see our troops come home.
The point is not too many people want to be in the position that any of our President's have been when it comes to deciding whether to go to war or not. I don't care whether you like President Bush or not, because sometimes I don't know whether to like him or not. But, it just isn't right to accuse him of murder.
Nor is it right to accuse any other President of it unless they put us in jeopardy for personal gain. That has not been proven here. But there is a lot of evidence supporting the reason why we are there, with some evidence in place before Bush became President.
Point blank war is war and there is nothing pretty about it. None of us know how we would react if ever put in these situations. One thing that I do believe is that we all care about survival and this includes the terrorists.