Saturday, March 13, 2010

Who deserves peace-lovers trust? ('03)

This letter of mine was published in the Los Angeles Times in Jan. 2003:

[My best letter (so far) on militarism]

In his State of the Union address, President Bush said we cannot trust in Saddam Hussein's restraint. Why not? He has demonstrated far more restraint than Bush has.

In the nearly 12 long years since the end of the Gulf War, Hussein has not threatened to attack, nor positioned troops to attack, the U.S. Bush, on the other hand, in two short years in the White House, is obsessed with Iraq, unrelenting in his warmongering, and well along in preparation for attack.

Who has shown more restraint? Who is more deserving of peace-loving peoples' trust?

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The Times added "President" before "Bush." I refused to address Dubya by that undeserved title between 2000 and 2004.

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