Letter to the Editor

Truth and justice will win in Iraq

To the editor:

'The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat. The sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as a destroyer of liberty."

This proverb from Abraham Lincoln outlines President Bush's dilemma in Iraq.

Military commanders in the field estimate the total number of radical Muslim sympathizers in Fallujah, Tikrit and Ramadi to be 15,000 to 20,000.

The total population of Iraq is more than 25 million. Images of demonstrators sneering and cheering and waiving their weapons represent the last die-hard remnants of Saddam's old regime joined by al-Qaida insurgents and radical Shiites. Yet they dominate TV news.

Their last desperate battle launched several days ago by shooting, burning, dragging and hanging American contractors was the beginning of the end for them. Brave American soldiers will finish them off.

Sadly, I remember how well the left-wing strategy of demonization by Ted Kennedy and John Kerry worked in Vietnam. They are now running that same old play again.

George Bush clearly stated the war in Iraq is just "one component" but a "major component" to the overall "war on terror."

Left-wingers, desperate to get their power back, have labeled this just war of Iraqi liberation another Vietnam and a quagmire.

They thought it would be easy aided by their fellow Democrat partisans in the press amplifying their deceitful message and emphasizing only one side of the story. However, this time truth, honor and justice will prevail.


Sikeston, Mo.