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It's about time
JAMES MUSUMECI, Concord - Letter
Congratulations to the Senate Democrats for opening up an investigation into the manipulative lead-up to the Iraq war. The claims of WMD and ties to al-Qaida were disproved before we went to war, and now public opinion widely understands this truth.
Even if we were concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, there were far greater humanitarian crises at the time of war than those in Iraq. So even the excuse of a humanitarian crisis is not credible.
After the release of the Downing Street memo and knowledge that the CIA leak case reached deep within the White House, it is time for a thorough investigation. Only by getting to the bottom of why intelligence was so badly used will we be able to restore our national pride and dignity at home and the trust and respect of the international community.
The hundreds of billions of dollars being spent in Iraq can be better put to use reducing the deficit, reducing the mortgage on our children's future that financing the war has caused and addressing the serious environmental threats facing all life on earth.
My only concern is that the Senate took so long to act.