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Things that are our fault

Dear Editor:This is a response to R. Barry Crook’s June 28 letter. No one disputes that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and inflicted death and pain on many. I am tired of whining about the injustices of others. Since we live in a democracy, citizens and their representatives are responsible for the decisions and actions of the U.S.A.It is clear that the current trajectory of horror and suffering in Iraq is driven by our U.S. military which has created an Iraqi catastrophe with over two million Iraqis having fled the country and two million displaced within Iraq. Also, there are thousands of Iraqis and Americans dead and maimed as a result of our actions. Iraq is now rated the second most unstable country after Sudan and is considered “an ideal jihadist training ground.” It is my duty to speak out when my government is going in the wrong direction.Last summer, I met many Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria and continue to read their communications. They are pretty voiceless in our main stream media. I am expecting an Iraqi refugee journalist to visit in August. I invite anyone interested in meeting her to contact me at the end of July.Cathleen KraheCarbondale


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