Letters To The Editor

Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 11:00pm

U.S. hoodwinked with war in Iraq

TO THE EDITOR:

In general terms, we could say Iraq is half-way across the world. So how is it a threat to the United States even if it does have weapons of mass destruction if they're only able to reach approximately 93 miles away?

This war is not about national security. It's about controlling the oil cartel. That is at the core of President Bush's campaign. But President Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair are both finding out that Saddam Hussein is stubborn to the core and won't easily roll over or step aside to fit British and American agendas.

Then enters the U.S. military with its well-trained young men and women to defend the United States against invasion. Who is being hoodwinked here? The American people, of course.

Even now, the United States still has not made a connection between Sept. 11, 2001, and Saddam. Why is that? Do some research, folks, before jumping on Bush's bandwagon. Only a few wealthy Americans will profit from this pre-emptive war.

EMMA J. WISDOM

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War sometimes is necessary evil

TO THE EDITOR:

I listen and read with great consternation to the arguments that opponents of the war in Iraq postulate. They contend that the war is not about liberation, but oil, revenge, or some other nebulous reason.

First, I would say that the United States, in contrast to France, receives less than 2 percent of its oil from the Middle East. Venezuela and Mexico supply most of our oil. In regards to the other claims, I do not know, and I really couldn't care less.

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