To the editor:
This past Saturday Column deriding Democrats for not letting go of the notion of Bush misleading us into war, alleging we're mean-spirited, sore losers who are guided by hate was way off the mark. The 2000 and 2004 elections are history. Politics aside, all the lies to the public and Congress before the war and a policy of illegal torture and other breaks with federal and international law should cause us all to want to get to the truth.
People bought into the lies put forth by Bush and company. After all, he had all the inside information. Now new evidence is coming to light. We now know of the dissenting opinions such as Scott Ritter, a former Marine intelligence officer, weapons inspector at the time, and a Republican himself, as well as Joe Wilson and others, telling them that there were no WMDs or nuclear weapons in Iraq.
The Republican-led Congress tried to impeach Bill Clinton for perjury over what amounted to his definition of "sexual relations." That pales in comparison to this administration's actions, both morally and legally. It is time to clean house. If a Democratic president had lied the way the Bush did, (leading up to war they must have used the phrases WMDs and nuclear threat a thousand times) he would have been impeached long ago.