Letter to the Editor
10 years ago the Bush administration started the Iraq war. It wasn’t intelligence failures that got us into that war, it was fraud, lies, and deception. We wasted 4000 American lives, tens of thousands of Iraqi lives, and 2 trillion dollars of debt, and Iraq is worse off today than they were when we went in. And because of the sequester we’re not providing services for the injured soldiers that gave their limbs for no valid reason. And to this day no one is being prosecuted for starting that war.
It is important that we remember it the way it really happened and stop lying to ourselves that there was some noble cause relating to Iraq. What will happen next time the government comes to us with a war? What do we say when they want to invade Syria or Iran? Do we pay for it on the backs of the old, the poor, the disabled veterans? Do we believe them when they say it’s to stop weapons of mass destruction? Denial and irresponsibility is not a good foreign policy.