Too Many Soldiers Dying For Bush

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Editor:

Last week, I read in the news that U.S. forces in Iraq had launched a massive operation with helicopter gunships and jets and 500-pound bombs. The story said, "Explosions rocked western Baghdad as U.S. troops mounted fresh attacks against insurgents."

Then it said something like, it was the biggest combat operation in central Iraq since combat ended. Whoa. I hope that everyone in the news business will try to get a grip. Reality is important, even when you're speaking Bushspeak.

Combat in Iraq didn't end. That was another lie. How could anybody miss that fact when the body count is being reported every day?

Since Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction, no nuclear program, no long-range missiles, absolutely no connection to 9/11, and no crowds to welcome our troops, what's the point of it all?

Some people say that our troops are fighting for our freedom, but it's impossible to explain that clearly. Especially since the major threat to our freedom clearly isn't in Baghdad.

The situation is so pitiful that our military has to manufacture fake heroes and make up elaborate lies about them.

Even the oil stealing isn't working out. And the war is no longer keeping

Bush's approval rating high by keeping everyone's mind off of the loss of millions of jobs, skyrocketing government spending, and crushing deficits.

His rating is definitely going to need a boost. So regardless of the situation in Iraq, we'll soon be declaring a Bushspeak victory and withdrawing our troops in time for the election. You can take that to the bank.

It's so devastatingly tragic that so many American soldiers have to give their lives for this.

John Kromko, Former state representative, Tucson

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