Originally created 02/26/03

President should wait on war



President George W. Bush (the first questionably elected president our country has ever endured) wants an early end to Iraq inspections. Only recently have the inspection teams reached full staff and acquired high-technological support and intelligence cooperation from the United States. Even the earlier inspections succeeded in promptly disabling Iraq's nuclear program and destroying 95 percent of its chemical and biological weapons. It is much too early to dismiss new, tougher inspections even if Iraqi cooperation is grudging. This could take a year.

Wouldn't it be better to let inspectors destroy any possible weapons than to risk having them used against our U.S. troops or civilians? Or, does this president want to quickly install a puppet regime so that his family's interests in oil will then control the world's supplies?

Toby Tomasi, Augusta