Two years later …
Dear Editor:Saturday, March 19, marked two years since the U.S.-led invasion and accelerated bombing of Iraq began. There was a rally in Denver on the west steps of the Capitol at 1 p.m. to remember those who have been killed in Iraq. More than 1,500 U.S. soldiers have been killed. Hundreds of Iraqi citizens have been killed since the beginning of this year alone. Contrary to what is reported in the U.S. media, life is not better for Iraqis. There are more than 50 attacks per day. There is violence, kidnappings and little electricity, running water or gasoline for Iraqis. After our two sieges of Fallujah, this city of more than 250,000 is in rubble with many of the citizens not killed living in tents. Our troops need to come home now.There was also a rally followed by a march in Hawthorne Park, Grand Junction, to remember those killed in Iraq.If you could not attend one of the above rallies, please consider calling our below representatives to object to Bush’s $81.9 billion supplemental request to continue the U.S. occupation of Iraq which includes $658 million to help build a U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Rep. John Salazar, (202) 225-4761; Rep. Mark Udall, (202) 225-2161; Sen. Ken Salazar, (202) 224 5852; and Sen. Wayne Allard, (202) 224-5941.Cathleen KraheCarbondale
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