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September 22, 2013

Your view: Letters to the editor

War in Iraq was amply justified

To the editor:

Liberals always think that President George W. Bush is to be blamed for Iraq War and the 9/11 attack. I want to explain how things work in America.

For decades, American presidents have believed that Muslim countries can do no wrong because Islam is a peaceful religion. After India became independent in 1947 from British rule, Indians thought America would favor India, because she, unlike Pakistan, has adopted a democratic system of government. To the dismay of Indians, America started to favor dictator-ruled Muslim countries over India. Even in the UN, America voted against India for Pakistan. Even when Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visited Capitol Hill, President Nixon addressed her as a woman, not a lady. It was noted in all Indian newspapers as how impolite the American president was! America always neglected India. Because of America’s one-sided foreign policy, India was forced to make friendship with Russia. Even today, India trusts Russia more than America.

When Mr. Bush got information that Osama Bin Laden was planning to attack American installations, like all American leaders, he did not believe that. He thought Muslims are peace-loving people. So Mr. Bush did not want to take a drastic step. It is not dereliction of duty, just like Obama did not believe that Muslims can be terrorists. Now after so much devastation, American leaders believe that Muslim countries can produce terrorists.

John Kerry was a member of the Intelligence Committee. He supported the existence of WMD in Iraq. Mr. Kerry and all major Democrats like Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Madeleine Albright knew from intelligence that Saddam Hussein had WMD. Mr. Kerry said Saddam was a threat and he should be removed. Based on their information, Mr. Bush attacked Iraq with permission from the Congress and Senate. Mr. Bush did not lie. Now I think to attack Iraq was the right thing to do. Mr. Bush was God-guided.

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