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Making War on Terror Hasn't Stopped Al Qaeda

September 15, 2003

Re "Al Qaeda Still at Work in U.S., Officials Say," Sept. 11: How can Al Qaeda be "battered by the U.S.-led war on terrorism" but still remain "resilient" and "more dangerous than ever"? And if Al Qaeda is more dangerous than ever, then why is President Bush hailing the success of the war on terrorism?

Despite an expected $500-billion deficit from military spending, the war on terrorism still isn't stopping terrorism. When will we look at the facts the government is explicitly telling us and admit that the strategy of a military war on terrorism is ineffective?

Jeffrey D. McMillan

Brea

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Bush asks Congress for $87 billion more to fight terrorism, Congress finally begins to ask questions of the president and his people and a new tape of Osama bin Laden is received threatening more terrorist attacks (Sept. 11).

Coincidence? I wonder.

Bonnie Kalaf

Studio City

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I don't particularly enjoy being able to say "I told you so" to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other "Republican-lites." So I pray that they spare us the inevitable diplomatic and fiscal train wreck of Bush's Middle East adventure. It is not worth spending another penny on the neocons' grandiose designs to remake the world. I don't want an accounting of how the money is going to be spent; I just want them to take a deep breath, wind up their courage and vote no.

Joan Niertit

Downey

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I believe we should put a monument on the World Trade Center site with a statue of President Bush because he had to straighten out the world after the vicious attack.

Lanette Marie Brock

La Verne

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Bush has utterly failed in Iraq. He should follow Lyndon Johnson's example and decide not to run for reelection. As with Johnson, Americans have grown tired of Bush's lies and deceits.

George Dobosh

Sierra Madre

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