Letter: The U.S. nightmare in Iraq
The midterm election could be an indication the country is waking up from a six-year long nightmare. We have been subjected to leadership that is the product of a broken system. As a result of one man's folly to achieve greatness, we have been er...
The midterm election could be an indication the country is waking up from a six-year long nightmare. We have been subjected to leadership that is the product of a broken system. As a result of one man's folly to achieve greatness, we have been erroneously led into a shameful winless war.
The attempt to liberate and democratize Iraq has been a miserable failure. The Iraqis have suffered immeasurably. Tens of thousands of citizens have been killed, their infrastructure has been destroyed and sectarian violence has been stirred to a full-blown civil war. Some of the sore heads that have supported this escapade have the audacity to blame the Iraqis for not taking advantage of this "golden opportunity."
America has been permanently afflicted by the war as well. Over 3,000 loyal servicemen and servicewomen have lost their lives in Iraq. Thousands more have been wounded and maimed for life.
The taxpayers continue to shell out $2 billion weekly to finance the fiasco, while the wealthy friends of the administration have been exempted from their fair share by tax break after tax break. The future of our nation has been jeopardized by the highest national debt in its history. Our country's integrity has been sacrificed and our leader has become an international pariah.
The new majority will not be able to come up with a miraculous cure for the deep wounds on either side. It is questionable that they will be able to reduce the bloodshed or bring the troops home, but they can began repairing the broken system that has produced this hideous nightmare.