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Letters to the Editor


Middle East measures questioned

If I were a cartoonist, I would draw a picture of Uncle Sam sticking his head in the sand of the Middle East, where thousands of innocent people are buried.

Do we see what our invasion of Iraq has accomplished? According to John Tirman, executive director and principal research scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies, there are now about 4.5 million displaced Iraqis, people who have had to abandon their homes in their own country. Iraqi war dead number approximately one million. There are an estimated five million orphans, according to Iraqi officials.

And now what are we hoping to accomplish through sending additional soldiers to Afghanistan? A January issue of The Nation magazine reported that up to 500 Afghan civilians, most of them children and teenage boys, are dying every month from U.S. cluster bombs.

No wonder there has been a resurgence in the recruitment of Afghan suicide bombers!


Hilda Wilcox,

Cooperstown, N.Y.

Ms. Wilcox is a part-time writing instructor at SUCO.

 


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