Iran Is Next!

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 18, 2005

Dear Editor,
   CNN released today that journalist Seymour Hersh has learned that the Bush administration is preparing for military action against Iran, and has been since this past summer. They are waiting on intelligence, he was told. If they meant this in a literal sense it will be a long, long fruitless wait. I once thought that a draft was an impossibility, but that could change quick. These guys are like the Romans were. Military might and death seem to be their trademarks. For you folks that have kids coming in to draft age over the next few years I strongly urge you to vote the Republican-dominated Senate and House out of power. They are just partisan enough and ignorant enough to fall for the same lies twice, and they will probably help the administration with this war, too. The Democrats won't this time. We are mired down in two long-term wars now, but the president doesn't care about a third one either. He'll be retired at the ranch while our kids and innocent civilians will still be dying. People talk about all of the things that he's wrecked such as the economy, fuel prices, a wrong war, and the future dismantling of social security, but there is one very successful program that has worked great for 32 years that he has utterly destroyed with the stop-loss policy and other rotten tricks. The all-voluntary military. Check out the Army and Marine enlistment and retention rates. This, of all of his blunders could hurt America more in the long run and force a draft. Aw, but what the hell does he care? Nobody's shooting at him.
Allen Cunningham
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