Mistakes compound the loss of life

Regarding the Thursday letter, “Mistakes don’t alter fact war is necessary”: I find this letter to be very offensive. How many Muslims does the writer interact with? I have many Muslim friends and as with any group there are different levels of beliefs and practices. I have found my friends to be caring people with no wish to take over America.

I don’t think the writer will have to worry about this anyway, as at the rate we are going America will be bankrupt and no one in their right mind would want to take on our mess. Does this man realize that we are not fighting the group that attacked us? Iraq had nothing to do with it and the man who did is still free. Does the writer condone the killing of our young men and women, Iraqi women and children and many of their young men? The young men who could help run their country.

We are also shorting our disabled, mentally ill, children and low-income elders. Money spent on this war is shorting programs for these people. As for firing his advisers, he picked them and still does not listen when they disagree with him. One example of this is the fact that he was going to balance the budget by cutting veteran’s health benefits. It was also on his watch that Walter Reed went downhill due to lack of money for repairs. Does he say he was at fault? No, he fires the generals that were trying to make it work. Take care, you may get in Bush’s sights yet or need a program that has been cut due to the war – now that is scary.

Brooke Townsend


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