Saturday, October 10, 2009

No more war

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Peninsula readers' letters: Oct. 10

From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 10/09/2009 11:34:03 PM PDT
Updated: 10/09/2009 11:34:21 PM PDT

No more wars

Dear Editor: President Obama has ruled out a significant reduction of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday, Obama rejected a U.S. withdrawal and said he is still considering an assessment requesting up to 40,000 additional troops.

If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are constantly being propagandized to approve war — not just the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but war generically.

You really wonder about American intelligence sometimes. They're so ignorant of the rest of the world, the last thing they need to be doing is meddling in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East. The news media sanitize it. The government sanitizes war because it doesn't want you to see the coffins. It's far time that we get out of Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East.

Ted Rudow III, MA

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