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A history lesson. The U.S. is once again overtly going to war against the Iraqi people and is overtly trying to assassinate President Saddam Hussein, though we have tried to assassinate him covertly before and have supported him over the years.

Why did/do we support President Saddam Hussein? Why are we at war with the people there again? How many bombs have been dropped since 1989/1990? How long have the airstrikes against Iraq continued, since 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, or some other time? Are there that many military targets or are we targeting civilians (“soft” targets) too? Did the Reagan/Bush administration oppose congressional efforts to impose economic sanctions against Iraq in the 1980s? If so, why? Did the Bush administration allow Iraq to invade Kuwait and then go to war for that same reason? If so, why?

Were/are President Saddam Hussein and former President/CIA Director George Herbert Walker Bush involved in “business” dealings? Did the U.S. arm BOTH Iran and Iraq at the same time? If so, why? Was the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) used by the U.S. “intelligence” apparatus to spy on President Hussein of Iraq? If so, why? Is the bombing and occupation of Iraq illegal, violating international law and the Constitution of the United States of America? How many people have been killed in Iraq because of the sanctions and/or the continuous bombings? Haven’t we learned anything from history?

Mr. Irucka Embry

Lexington, Kentucky