To The Editor:
I would encourage everyone to go back and read or reread Pat Buchanan’s article in the June 30-July 1 edition of The Missourian.
You should especially take note of the results of these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Six thousand five hundred U.S. dead, 40,000 wounded, $1 to $2 trillion thrown away, tens of thousands of Afghan and 100,000 Iraqi citizens dead with over a half-million widows and orphans.
Add to that the desire of people like John McCain and a number of other members of Congress advocating war with Iran. What ungodly hubris the U. S. government has to think we should be telling other countries what to do.
For those of you who are old enough to remember — it was our CIA that overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mossadeq in 1953 and installed the infamous dictatorship of the shah, Reza Pahlavi, who proceeded to kill millions of his own citizens and created what is today the Iranian Islamic Republic.
Have we brought all the wars and hatred expressed by the Middle East on ourselves with our continued worship of Israel and our belief that the United States is the only country ordained by God — to know right from wrong? If so, I contend that it won’t be long before we find out that our holier-than-thou attitude will come back to bite us.
My only objection to Buchanan’s article is the statement that Osama bin Laden attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11. There is no indication that he took credit for this until after it happened. There are many unanswered questions about 9/11, many of which will be exposed to the public in the months to come. Look for it!