War’s goal is regime change! [Archives:2003/631/Letters to the Editor]

April 14 2003

Swafford Douglas
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I read your editorial entitled “True Freedom”. What do you propose that the world do with this evil, despicable, violent, murderous, totalitarian regime headed by one of the most dangerous outlaws in the world. The U.S. goal is regime change first and foremost. If we liberate the Iraqi people from their pathetic existence at the same time, then so be it. While the country may not be free according to your definition after the war, I believe the people will enjoy a significantly higher quality of life than before. As for the loss of freedom to build a strong army, the Iraqi people squandered this opportunity by allowing a dictator like Saddam to attack neighbors and gas his own people.
They have proven as a nation that they cannot be trusted with the instruments of a strong national defense, because they will use is offensively.