To the editor:
Gen. Richard Myers thinks it would be a disaster to pull out of Iraq because the extremists would see us as morally weak (Journal-World, Sept. 28). So, let's review. We wage war on a sovereign nation that is not a direct threat to us, not connected to 9/11 and has no weapons of mass destruction that can harm us or our allies. (Sure, Saddam is a bad guy, and the world would be better off without him in power, but really he can't touch the U.S.)
When the people of this country fight back, the ones that we don't kill, we torture or imprison indefinitely without charging them. When the news of this torture is not well received by the international community, we move these combatants to other countries where we can torture them covertly. So, Gen. Myers, do you see our country's actions as morally strong up to this point?
If we are trying to claim moral supremacy in the Iraqi war, we are kidding ourselves. Our actions in starting and conducting this war are manna to the Islamic extremists. No matter what our intentions were going in, this immoral war fuels radical Islam.