To the Editor:
In response to Mr. (Jeffrey) Gorman’s letter (March 1, KDH), the chemical weapons were those the U.S. had supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s against Iran initially but they were not operable anymore in the sense that they degrade soon in time with regard to mass destruction of anything other than to make an individual handler sick.
It is ridiculous to belabor the baselessness about so-called weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
There were no weapons of “mass destruction” anymore, but there was oil which is why the U.S. illegally invaded and occupied Iraq, whereas such country had not attacked us.
Also, Bush thus was responsible for the lives of soldiers lost (twice the number of people killed in 9/11) and soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the many thousands of Iraqis and Afghan people.
This led to the void in Iraq and thereby Bush is responsible for the rise of the Islamic State there and the ongoing killings by the latter.
The media focuses on the Islamic State instead of the U.S. leading to the Islamic State.
Moreover, for those who decry that group’s beheadings, we should be horrified about our tax dollar support for Saudi Arabia, which has been beheading many people all this time for such things as adultery, blasphemy, etc. Saudi Arabia never has been a democracy and of the 9/11 hijackers, 15 of the 19 were Saudis.
Anyone who has any problem seeing this should address their questions to Bush, who sent them there for oil, not democracy or any other nonsense.
This is why Bush and some others in his administration cannot even travel out of this country without efforts to arrest them as war criminals. There is a lot of blood on his hands. That is where the focus needs to remain.