To the editor:
Our vice president, just back from a trip to Iraq, makes the statement that the United States' involvement in Iraq is due to its part in 9/11. We all know that Saddam Hussein and Iraq weren't involved, so Cheney's statement must be an attempt to justify U.S. involvement.
I was a resident of south Texas in 2002, and I well remember George W. Bush making the announcement that when elected president, he would avenge the threat Saddam Hussein made against his father, George H.W. Bush, no matter what it takes, so I think this and the possibility of additional income through Halliburton and the no-bid contracts allowed by the White House are the big reasons we are at war in Iraq.
Why else the mismanagement of funds and the extravagant spending on the most expensive and elaborate embassy in the world that there is a possibility the United States may use only short-term.