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The Noble Cause In Iraq Becomes Painfully Clear
Published on 9/4/2005
Letters To The Editor:
Cindy Sheehan, the mother protesting the Iraq War on the President's doorstep, is a bit disingenuous. She says she wants to know what noble cause her son died for, but the answer to that question becomes ever more painfully clear.
Her son died because our current president could never measure up in his father's eyes. A poor scholar, an absent soldier and a failed businessman, he had to impress Dad in a big way, a really big way.
That's why from the beginning of his first term, long before Sept. 11, 2001, he had his sights set on Iraq. He wanted to win the war that Daddy muffed. The war wasn't about spreading democracy because there are much better ways to do that. It wasn't about thwarting terrorism because it is creating new terrorists daily. It was and still is about ego.
Is that a noble cause? Apparently the Bush twins don't think so and neither do I. Ms. Sheehan, tell it like it is, even though it's way too painful for 1,870 mothers to bear. Otherwise, there is no end in sight.