Letters to the Editor

Fossil fuels: Washington's warriors ready

The Warriors of Washington have girded their loins for war. Dubya Bush, Uncle Dick Cheney, Rummy Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, ad nauseam, have smelled bloo..oops, they have smelled oil, Iraqi oil. Their rooting sections, Carlisle Group and Halliburton Corporation, are working on their cheers, “Sic ‘em, Boys, Go Get ‘em, We will be behind you.”

Once the Warriors of Washington will have conquered Iraq, it would be necessary to secure the Iraqi borders so it would be necessary to send a “few” more troops to occupy Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Democracy would come easy once those nice American bidnessmen arrived to teach those ignorant Kazakhstanis and Uzbekistanis how to pump oil out of the earth, and deliver the oil to all those customers waiting.

The Warriors of Washington are making things look quite easy, especially since Dubya and Uncle Dick have stated that they will not really need help from the EU, or NATO. Since none of Warriors of Washington have ever experienced any combat, or even heard a shot fired in anger, I wonder if they will be able give the American public an estimate of the number of casualties in their war, as well as the estimated duration of their war.

Gene Coleman

Oak Harbor

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Dec 20
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates