Another fine write-up by Haifi [Archives:2004/784/Letters to the Editor]

October 25 2004

Robert Lindh
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Hassan Al-Haifi's editorial “It is God's that they take away” is one of the finest that has been written on the subject of terror in the Middle East. Thank you for writing it. I notice in the same issue the subject of appeals by the convicted men who were involved in the attack on the Cole.
Although the attack on the Cole can certainly be described as violent, it most certainly was an attack on a war ship, not on children. George Bush has killed and maimed over 20,000 Iraqis, many of them children. Sharon has killed how many children? Yet these two people are very popular in the United States, the country who sent the spy ship Cole into the Gulf.
Yemen, of course, had to find the attackers of the Cole guilty. To do otherwise would be to invite the wrath of George Bush, the Butcher of Baghdad. It is not a matter of the guilt of the Cole attackers, it is a matter of saving children from Bush and Sharon. And who can blame Yemen for that?