It's time to face the facts regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction: Either the money we are spending on the U.S. intelligence community is being wasted or the president of the United States is a liar -- or both. With regard to Iraq's alleged purchase of uranium and materials to manufacture nuclear weapons, however, there is no choice. That one can't be blamed on the intelligence community.
Re "Banned Weapons Remain Unseen Foe" and "A Review of the Evidence," June 15: Obstinacy leads the bully to defend that which is indefensible, for the bully lacks the reason to pursue genuine diplomacy.
The first President Adams, in seeking to avoid war with France, a potential conflict with growing popularity yet which very well may have been the undoing of the young republic, spoke words that resonate with unbridled truth more than 200 years later: "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."
The June 16 front-page photograph of the young Iraqi being frisked by a U.S. soldier shows just how low we've sunk. Pogo was correct. We are the enemy. God help us.
The question must be asked. When, sadly, the American postwar death toll in Iraq exceeds the war count, will President Bush still be using this so-called victory to run for another term?
With all the recent disclosures about false information used by the Bush administration as grounds for the Iraq invasion, the worst of all scenarios apparently has come to pass -- the French were right.