Bush Administration's Next Invasion?

RECEIVED Fri., March 24, 2006

Dear Editor,
   Slowly but surely the Bush administration is eyeballing its next invasion – Iran.
    We're told it has an "unstable" government and we need to restrain it, that it has nuclear arms and other WMD. (Now where have we heard that before?)
    Heck, if we're so focused on "unstable" governments you'd think that inevitably we'd start to work on restraining our own.
    Do we really want to stick our noses into another endless war crusade in the name of "democracy"? Do we want to spend another $3 trillion of our taxpayer dollars on another war so wealthy corporations and individuals may bask in more imperialistic profiteering and gluttony? Do we want to kill off another 30 thousand or more of the world's human population, including our own?
    Look, it's not just Iran. It's also China, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia – and does anyone recall Libya? Talk about unstable!
    Americans must loudly question the priorities of our leaders. There has been enough fighting and bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan to last us several generations. It's bad enough wasting trillions of US tax dollars on an irresponsible war and "reconstruction" in Iraq, but do we really want to start an invasion of Iran? Currently, it will take many generations of births to rebuild the population of our youth lost in Mid-East fighting without killing off more.
    If printed truthfully in history textbooks, the past five years will portray the irresponsibility of American actions. Not only has American leadership shown poor judgment, so have American voters.
    Instead of embarking on another "oil run" in Iran, we should all run from the idea. Instead, we must focus on invading and reconstructing our own government.
    It's time to get America back on track. Rise up and send a clear message to the Bush administration and Congress – "No war, no more!"
Louis Silveyria
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