Letters to the Editor

No conspiracy here

▪ On Feb. 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed. In 1995, 10 Islamist extremists were convicted of conspiracy charges. In 1998, Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the attack, was convicted.

▪ On Nov. 13, 1995, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters.

▪ On June 25, 1996, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, truck bombs exploded outside the Khobar Tower military complex.

▪ On Aug, 7, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, truck bombs explodes nearly at the same time in two U.S. embassies.

▪ On Oct. 12, 2000, in Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole was damaged by a boat loaded with explosives.

Under the Clinton administration, radical Islamic terrorist were at war with us.

After the attack on Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration wasn’t going to allow what had been going on with Saddam Hussein, with the U.N. for 12 years, to continue. The risk of him having material to provide to surrogate terrorist groups could no longer be tolerated.

As far as the Bush lies, the 16 words used in the State of the Union Address was what the British “learned.” I have a copy of “Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction – The Assessment of the British Government.” Thus, for the Bush lied group, there had to be a huge mass conspiracy. Huge because when Secretary of State Colin Powell made his statements before the U.N., no nation came forward to counter what was given.

H. J. Res. 114: Senate: 77 – 23 (Joe Biden, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, “yea”) to use military force against Iraq.

Russell C. Fette

Collinsville

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