Ted Rall’s May 6 article, “George Tenet’s worst ever career choice,” certainly hits the nail on the head. Why didn’t former CIA Director Tenet speak up and admit that the White House was deceiving us? Why didn’t so many other politicians and bureaucrats speak up? And why did it take the majority of Americans until now to oppose the invasion and destruction of Iraq?
Bush will not be impeached, and he and his cronies will not stand trial for their crimes, because even with opposition at its highest now, there is still strong vocal support for our “heroes” fighting for “freedom.” The death tolls mount, and my local newspaper — like many others in the United States, I believe — regularly publishes the numbers of American dead and injured, but still omits Iraqi dead and injured. The cost of the invasion is calculated in terms of dollars out of the national budget. Shortsighted and one-sided American views will lead to more Iraq-style tragedies in the future unless people here do speak up.
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