Sunday, February 06, 2005

One Week Later: The Iraq Elections

I am pleased to announce the publication of my letter to the editor in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Sunday Feb 7th. The topic was the Iraqi elections. Since the paper usually does not archive these letters much past the day of publication I'll post it here solely for the purpose of discussion:

Isn't it time to stop the hate? Must we hear another word from Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore about the Iraqi "freedom fighters" that the rest of us call "terrorists"? Isn't it clear that Kennedy and Moore and their Bush-hating ilk have been aiding and abetting the real enemy of freedom?

They are so blinded by their need to see George W. Bush fail that they can't see the damage their rhetoric is doing to the cause of Arab democracy. Isn't it time for all Americans to unite in this cause, the way the Iraqi people have?

President Bush has been saying since the beginning that all people yearn for freedom, which includes Arab people living in the valley of the Tigris and the Euphrates. Bush and the military coalition did not force democracy on Iraq; they released it.

CRAIG WILLMS

St. Paul

I am also pleased that the new editor (okay, he's been there for several years now) does not edit these submissions beyond recognition, this was not always the case...

CW


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