Originally created 12/18/06

War on global terrorism is misguided



I want to respond to the letter Jerry Powell wrote ("Defeat, then and now, is not an option," Dec. 14).

I want to say that, although I support our good soldiers who do the correct things in the military, I don't agree with this war in Iraq and Afghanistan because of the way President Bush got the United States in the war. The intelligence that he used to get the United States in this war is not correct. Bush also was not completely honest to Congress. Staying the course is not working at this time.

There also are reports that this war in Iraq is creating a whole new generation of terrorists. And the Geneva Conventions have been violated during this war. I also question how much of a man of God Bush is.

The reason why I question this is because a true man of God believes in nonviolence and peace, not war. If he is a man of God, he would not have sent U.S. soldiers to war in Iraq and Afghanistan in the first place.

I remember World War II and Pearl Harbor. This war in Iraq and Afghanistan is not the same as World War II. There are other ways to defeat terrorists without war and bloodshed.

David Thomas, Harlem