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Election can’t come soon enough

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

As the relentless blather (from Bush & Co.) on democracy and human rights vis-à-vis the Iraqi people bump against the ugly reality of Iraqi civilian mass graves (converted soccer fields in Fallujah) and torture chambers in Abu Ghraib, it’s apparent that Boy-Bush and his demented neo-con war planners’ credibility has been shredded.

Their main ambition from the outset has been to establish a puppet government (limited sovereignty on 6/30?) to run reconstruction and oil contracts through and to construct the 14 military bases (currently being built).

It’s obvious that the majority of Iraqis view us as occupiers (shades of the Soviets in Afghanistan) and as long as our troops remain, will resist.

It’s past time for the “Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (Bush, Cheney, Wolfy, Rummy) to admit error and turn Iraq over to Iraqis.

Just as LBJ was consumed by Vietnam, Dubya seems to be on the same path – a one-term disaster.

Nov. 2 can’t come soon enough.

Ben Newell

Aspen


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