Sunday, April 26, 2009

ChiTrib letter on George W. Bush's war?

Chicago, Sunday AM, April 26, 2009

Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune

A letter in the Tuesday, April 22, Chicago Tribune "Tea party shame" speaks of "the trillions it's costing us for George W. Bush's war."

If the writer goes to (if he has no computer, I'm sure his local public library staff would be delighted to do it for him) and reads House-Senate Joint Resolution of October 10, 2002 for "Use of Military Force Against Iraq" he would learn a lot of what he apparently doesn't know about "Geirge W Bush's war."

Its 1300 words contain 22 statements justifying invading Iraq, and includes the words 'weapons of mass destruction' (6 times,) 'September 11, 2001' (5 times,) 'al Quaida' once, and 'nuclear' 4 times. (Curiously, it does not contain the word 'oil'.)

This resolution was passed by 2/3 majorities of both houses of Congress (2/3 of Senate Democrats, too.) Every penny of those trillions the war is costing was approved by the Congress. This was not George Bush's war - it was the US Congress' war.

Arnold H Nelson 5056 North Marine Drive Chicago 60650

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