Letter to the Editor
Whether or not you agree with the Iraq conflict Cindy Sheehan is asking an important question that should be answered. She is asking what the noble cause is that her son died for.
If Americans are being asked to give the lives of their sons and daughters, their wives and husbands, and their parents then America should at least be able to articulate why it is that we are there and what we hope to accomplish. The reason we went in has proved to be false. There were no weapons of mass destruction. Iraq has recently failed to agree on a constitution and the unsupported proposed constitution to be voted on establishes and Islamic state. So – is establishing an Islamic state the noble cause that we are fighting and dying for? I sure hope not!
The real issues that Cindy Sheehan is trying to point out is that we don’t know why we are there and we don’t know what we are doing. The problem is that there is no plan. Even the most hawkish of the war supporters need to at least know that Bush has a plan.