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War: We must stop Saddam

I read the article about the attack on Jeremy Steinsiek, and it just made me sad. Sad that someone so obtuse could provoke a violent reaction, but even sadder at his uninformed stance on the current war.

Saddam will not stop his brutality and the slaughter of his own people, nor will he cease to fund and support terrorism against the U.S. and Israel if the U.N. shakes a fistful of paper resolutions at him. He is a tyrant on par with Hitler and Stalin and will never voluntarily stop his course of action.

Jeremy, I know the protest lifestyle is an attractive one — been there, done that, got the tie-dyed T-shirt. And peace is the ultimate goal. It's true that "war is harmful to children and other living things," just as the bumper sticker says — but more harmful is being gassed, tortured, and murdered by your own government.

Our nation has been blessed with the power to stop the horror in Iraq, and stop it we must, or we as a nation will be conspirators in the Ba'athist regime's crimes.

Gephry Taton

Oak Harbor

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