Originally created 12/19/06

Keeping troops in Iraq is ridiculous



On Dec. 16, after a long day of Christmas-shopping and enjoyment of the season, I finally was at rest while reading the newspaper. My rest and enjoyment were quickly ruined - yet again - by one of the airheaded war-hawks in Washington, D.C., having the unfounded gall to call for yet more American troops to be sent to Iraq!

As I am reading this tripe from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, my rest and enjoyment of the season immediately turned into absolute, pure disgust - that he and his airheaded war-hawk pals continue to get their mistaken, misguided and unfounded way to keep our troops in harm's way. When in the name of common sense and leadership will our government lead us out of Iraq?

This notion of putting more American troops in Iraq to stop a raging civil war is asinine! It is well past time for the 65 percent of Americans who despise this lost-cause Iraq war; to finally get our majority way to get out of Iraq, now!

To paraphrase Ebenezer Scrooge: If I could work my will, every war-hawk would be tossed out of office, U.S. troops would be home this Christmas and there would truly be peace on Earth forever!

Timothy M. Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.