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Letter: Not comparable

December 28, 2013

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To the editor:

This letter is in regards to Mr. Moskow’s letter of Dec. 23. Personally, I would like to believe neither President Bush nor Obama intentionally lied to the American public. Upon further review each probably should have delayed in implementing their plans until much additional information was available. But to compare the massive loss of life and property to many people in Iraq as well as Americans to a few thousand people temporarily losing their health insurance is outrageous.

The problem with the health insurance is regrettable but can be rectified. The problem in Iraq only worsens with the subsequent post-war sectarian violence, instability and the rise of al-Qaida, which did not exist before the war. People in Iraq continue to suffer and die due to this misguided venture.

The outrage you demand, Mr. Moskow is how arrogant you are to begin to compare these two events. I am outraged you demand Mr. Obama be prosecuted and forced to resign. I don’t recall you demanding Mr. Bush be treated in such fashion and how could Americans trust him as commander in chief considering how many Americans lost their lives. I am outraged people assume leaders lie because mistakes are made. Unfortunately some errors in judgment have severe consequences and are hard rectify, whereas some can be resolved given enough time.

Comments

Thomas Bryce 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Really? Well, then 911, Iraq, CIA(Valerie Plame), Afghanistan, Katrina. I'll see you and Raise you. Call! How many Lives Lost in all of these? Who gets the Biggest score? Was "Mission Accomplished" a Lie or a "Misunderestimation"?

Fred Mertz 11 months, 3 weeks ago

After all these years still blaming Bush for Obama's failures.

Bush didn't win the coveted Lie Of The Year Award - Obama did - Nuff said.

Julius Nolan 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The letter writer apparently hates Obama, probably because Fox news told him to. Anyone who overlooks and doesn't see what W did and the lies his administration told is to be pitied.

Dick Sengpiehl 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent letter to the editor. Our debacle in Iraq far worse because of the new instability in the Mideast as well as literally hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians killed. For better or worse, Iran was also contained by Iraq previously.

Elston Gunn 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This letter is incomplete. Any good left wingnut would include blaming Reagan, Dick Cheney, the Koch brothers, and throw in a few hip Elvis jokes. And Craig, you barely touched on the insurance fiasco. Oh wait, retired postal workers continue to be insured by the Fed. Nevermind.

Julius Nolan 11 months, 3 weeks ago

So anyone disagreeing with a right wingnut must be a left wingnut? Not every person who actually can think for themselves is not automatically a left wingnut. But it seems most right wingnuts take all their opinions from Fox News.There is a difference between thinking and simply repeating Fox talking points.

Fred Mertz 11 months, 3 weeks ago

No but anyone disagreeing with Obama is a racist.

Beator 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I only disagree with his mothers side of the family.

Fred Mertz 11 months, 3 weeks ago

You're excused as being racist, but you're guilty of waging a war on women :)

Joshua Cain 11 months, 3 weeks ago

While there is no comparison between the two lies, lets not forget that Obama continued the Bush lie. Even as he was taking credit for the exit negotiated by the Bush administration, Obama was trying to arrange for us to stay in Iraq but he lost the negotiations with the Iraq government....which had he been successful in this it would have been yet another lie to add to the portfolio. There are many lies on both administrations to go around. Obama's commitment to the Bush lie makes him no less of a liar himself.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/21/iraq-rejects-us-plea-bases

Beator 11 months, 3 weeks ago

With Obama's allowing Iran to continue building nukes, he is setting the stage for deadly devastation in years to come. Currently, the only country that trusts Obama in the middle east, is Iran.

So I agree, there is no comparison.

Joshua Cain 11 months, 3 weeks ago

We've been hearing the "Iran has a nuke talk since the mid eighties." You know what.... N. Korea has a nuke and their prior leader maintained that he never took a number 2. Anyone that says they don't do the dirty at least once a week should be the first NOT to have nuclear weapon.

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