Letters to the Editor

At war with terrorists

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

On Nov. 13, 1995 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a car bomb exploded at US 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 US 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 terrorists were at war with us.

After the attack on 9/11/01, the Bush Administration wasn’t going to allow what had been going on with Saddam Hussein, with the UN for twelve 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 Powell made his statements before the UN, no nation came forward to counter what was given.

H. J. Res. 114 – Senate: 77 – 23 (Biden, Kerry & Clinton - Yea) to use military force against Iraq.

Russell C. Fette

Collinsville

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