To the editor:
This responds to Monday's letter, "Spirit corrupted," by Jason Lantz.
First, the misinformation you reference about Iraq was also disseminated by many intelligence agencies around the world, not just ours. Most political leaders of both parties during the 1990s felt Iraq and Saddam Hussein were viable threats to our security.
Secondly, the torture everyone refers to, waterboarding, has reportedly been used only three times in six years. It is specifically used on the leaders of our enemies when the most vital information may be obtained to save American lives.
Finally, I am confident that, in the Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., areas, there are over 3,000 families of 9/11 victims who wish someone would have been "listening" during the Bill Clinton administration.