Thursday, December 07, 2006

Iraq Study Group Hogwash

My letter to the editor today......

Dear Editor:

Ironically, on the same day that the Iraq Study Group's (ISG) report was released, ten more Americans died in Iraq. From what I can see, the members of the ISG were people who did not have the wisdom to oppose the war from the beginning. Further, it does not appear that the group was heavily weighted with middle east experts. Who picked these people anyway? Sandra Day O'Connor seems like a nice lady, but what are her qualifications?
Essentially, the ISG has provided cover for Bush to keep troops in Iraq through most of the remainder of his failed administration. That is not the outcome that voters called for in the most recent election. People are tired of having our troops die for nothing.
Americans were tricked into this war by an administration that lied about WMD's. The largest one day protest the world has ever seen should have been a signal that this was a mistake.
A Turkish proverb says, "No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back." It is way past time to turn back in Iraq.
Our representatives need to use the ISG report as a doorstop and refocus on getting our troops home safely.

Jeffrey W. Eisinger


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