This letter is a response to Ken Zetye’s column about the Iraq
war being a “good idea.” Zeyte claims the war is about human
rights. This is a clever ploy used by many attempting to justify
this illegal war. We all remember the real reason was weapons of
mass destruction. Bush said it himself in his State of the Union
address. If the war were about human rights, then Bush would’ve
played the compassion card, rather than the fear card. The same
fear card played when he states, “This war is about making America
safe from terrorists that want nothing more than to kill you and
your family.” Why?
Why would anyone want to be a terrorist? Zeyte fails to mention
any of the atrocious crimes committed by the state of Israel, with
the help of our foreign aid and weaponry. Nor does he mention that
potential terrorists may remember the United States supporting
Saddam Hussein for a decade before, during and after becoming the
“Butcher of Baghdad.” Not to mention the MANY other “Butchers” the
United States has supported or empowered over the past century.
Zeyte claims he wants to bring freedom to these people. It seems
he really just wants to make these countries into little Americas,
“free” to act like we do. Which is fine, but there may be a few
people willing to set a car bomb who don’t want their country to be
a little America. Look at the government’s definition of a rogue
state; it fits the hypocritical United States perfectly.
Junior, Engineering major