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Friday, November 07, 2003
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Today, the Times Union published my letter in response to this:
I'm really baffled by some of the sentiments expressed in the Nov. 2 letter saying liberals should get off Bush's back.

Most Americans -- including liberals -- didn't oppose going to war in Afghanistan, because there was a clear link between the Taliban and the attack on the World Trade Center. Many of us opposed going to war in Iraq for a number of reasons, but the most important ones were that it took resources from the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the remnants of al-Qaida in Afghanistan and that there was no clear case for going to war there.

There was never a realistic fear of an attack that "would cause millions of casualties in the U.S.A."; such an attack would have to be nuclear, and many people in the government knew that Saddam had no viable nuclear program, even if they were ignored by the people at the top.

So, now, six months after "mission accomplished," we have the Taliban regrouping in Afghanistan, no bin Laden, no Saddam, no evidence of cooperation between Saddam and al-Qaida, no weapons of mass destruction, not even any "WMD programs" and U.S. troops dying at a rate of better than one every day. And that's before looking at the deficit or the 2.6 million jobs lost since Bush has been in office.

Yes, I'm a liberal. And, yes, I'm politically opposed to George W. Bush. But I'm even more opposed to U.S. soldiers dying in the service of lies, which is exactly what's going on now in Iraq.

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