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It’s still getting worse

Dear Editor:It is clear it from communications I receive from Iraqis that it is worse in Iraq today than when we first invaded and during Saddam. It gets worse everyday.We lost the day our tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of our imported, American-trained Iraqis. We have lost every single family whose home our soldiers violated. We lost every Iraqi not on the U.S. payroll, when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified the atrocities behind the prison walls, as well as the ones they see in their streets everyday. We lost when we brought murderers, looters, criminals and inexperienced Bush supporters to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government. We failed with reconstruction-oil production, electricity, clean water, security are less than under Saddam.We have not rebuilt what we destroyed under our “shock and awe” bombings. We lost points when we congratulated ourselves on the capture and gruesome execution of Saddam. We lost the respect we once had. We lost over 3,100 troops and thousands of Iraqi lives. These families will never forget what we did. We have yet to hold accountable Shia militias who killed the educated and those who stole billions. I hope the oil contracts and military bases established here will serve our strategic interests well. Call your Congress and tell them not to approve the latest $93 billion supplemental appropriation. Soldiers will see very little, if any, of this money, but it will make military contractors very happy.Cathleen KraheCarbondale


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