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Article posted: 5/4/2013 5:00 AM

Two columns make Bush's role clear

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Richard Cohen's recent column was titled "George W. Bush's remarkable gift of self-assurance." In it he stated "4,487 the number of American dead in an unnecessary Iraq War." Michael Gerson's recent column was titled, "Dedication shows principled president." He stated, "I'll leave it to others to critique Bush's choice on Iraq and other issues."

These two comments suggest a very deep critique, judgments of Mr. Bush's two terms in America's highest office. Mr. Cohen has the true facts in his column -- ask the families of the 4,487 fallen Americans. Mr. Gerson's column is full of personal recollections which are not based in fact. Mr. Gerson must know about the unnecessary Iraq War. Mr. Cohen, along with many others, knows it was an unnecessary war.

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Thank you, Herald Opinion page editors, for publishing both. But it would have been better to have them on the same day because "those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it."

Tony Sulla

Arlington Heights

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