I'm writing about Jim Winter's not-so-thoughtful letter titled "Criticism of Bush creates hardship" published Sept. 19. Winter criticized straw man arguments, then proceeded to use them himself in his letter.
Winter and other Bush supporters should realize that the war in Iraq is over.
We won. President George W. Bush told us so three years ago while posing for the photo-op on the deck of the USS Lincoln in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner.
The battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people is over.
We have lost. There is no way for us to repair the damage we have done. The vast majority of the Iraqi people want us to leave Iraq -- now.
Our occupation of Iraq is a dead end road. When is the best time to turn around or get off a dead end road?
It seems to me that the answer is: As soon as possible. No matter how far we have traveled down it already.