To the editor:
The following was printed in the New York Times on Sept. 12: "At a separate event on Thursday, a deployment ceremony for her son Track and thousands of other soldiers heading to Iraq from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Sarah Palin told them they would be fighting 'the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.'"
When did the people and government of Iraq suddenly become the enemies who planned and executed the 9/11 tragedy? Did I miss some piece of important information that Palin is aware of? When can we expect to hear the truth from the mouths of those who would seek our votes for their election to a post of leadership?
It has never been established, unless I missed an important announcement of fact, that the soldiers she is sending off (including her son) are going to fight the enemies that planned, carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of Americans. Our Congress, according to my Kansas senators, agreed to send our troops to Iraq to assist with the democratization of that country beginning with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
It appears Palin is more interested in believing a fabricated story about why her son is going to Iraq than to face the reality of why and speak of it honestly. This, in my opinion, proves her to be uninformed and a poor choice for the "heartbeat away" position - and a person willing to follow the already established status quo of arguments promoted by the same old Republican party.