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United States needs to stop meddling

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dear Editor:

A man named Will Rogers said, "I don't care how little your country is, you got a right to run it like you want to. When the big nations quit meddling then the world will have peace."

Someone should have made President George Bush aware of this statement when he was making up his foreign policy.

The Russians were totally brutal in their effort to conquer Afghanistan, but they lost. The Taliban were then called by the U.S. "freedom fighters." Now, when they appose the U.S., we call them terrorists.

In South Vietnam, a country smaller than Iraq, and with 500,000 troops, the U.S. suffered complete defeat. Some idiot in Washington called our hasty retreat a victory.

If a foreign invader occupied our U.S., anyone who could throw a fork at them would be called a "freedom fighter."

We, the U.S., are foreign intruders of the fatherland of the Iraqi people. The Iraqi insurgents will continue killing our young military men and women for five years, 10 years, until we leave their homeland.

The Iraqi people have a just cause, a moral and historic right to defend what is theirs, not ours. And those words were extremely difficult to put down, because it is our men and women soldiers who are dying.

President Bush and his arrogant advisors seem to have their heads up the well-known hole. Simply stated, the killing will never stop until the U.S. gets out.

A black bottom-less pit of Bush's own making. Will Rogers would have said, and he did, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."

I apologize for my literary mistakes, I am sorry for being so long-winded, I do not apologize for what I write.

Ron Anderson

Cassville, Missouri

P.S. And, "I hope we never live to see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it."