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posted: 9/25/2013 5:00 AM

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In a Sept. 9 letter, Mr. Rossi mentions that under G.W. Bush the U.S. had a 50-country "coalition" before invading Iraq. It actually was 34, with military powerhouses like El Salvador, Estonia, Moldova, Albania, Tonga, Macedonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Iceland, etc., most bought with U.S. financial aid (bribes) and reduced to 25 after the invasion.

Many continued to drop out when Bush's "two-month war" dragged out to be the longest in U.S. history.

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It's important to get facts correct before making a political statement. I doubt most people could locate these countries on a world globe.

It's understandable people would reject another war in the Middle East after having been deceived by the Bush/Cheney "coalition" that led us into two disastrous wars on false information. Their hesitance to commit is comprehendible.

One factor should be kept in mind. As Edmund Burke said, " All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." A good man, our president, is struggling with the decision to do something that would punish Syria for their gas attacks but limitedly commit our country.

Other countries of the world should be ashamed for doing nothing.

Clayton Brown


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