This is a letter to the editor about the Iraq war. Afterwards is another letter written six months before the war started.
We live in a representative democracy. It should represent you. So write your Congressman.
March 30, 2003
Day 10 of Iraq war
Letters to the Editor
The Philadelphia Inquirer
I quote your front-page analysis printed on day 5 of the Iraq war: "The outcome of the war is not in doubt." Your reporter, Joseph L. Galloway, seems to equate winning the war to winning battles. Didn't he learn anything from Vietnam?
Win the battles, inflict terrible damage everyday, and pay in blood for the occupation of a foreign country. Do not expect the government to bring our troops home for Christmas.
I prefer a better ending. One where the people who condone torture, classify prisoners of war as criminals, and start a pre-emptive war, lose the next election.
Whatever the outcome of the war, "winning" in Iraq does not solve our problems in America.
The face of war stares at friends and enemies. Write your representative now.