Letters: Responsibility for the war in Iraq
It's no surprise that Newsday blames former President George W. Bush for the Iraq War and its aftermath, while ignoring the war begun by President Barack Obama in Libya, which is and will be a black hole ["Hard-learned lessons of war," Editorial, March 24].
These wars don't ever end the way governments predict, and they probably never will.
Jack Lacey, Southold
Bravo on your editorial. I was especially thrilled to read your statement, "blame too the all-volunteer military system."
Our government, which is in cahoots with our biggest business -- the military-industrial complex -- learned during the protests and demonstrations about the Vietnam War that the draft needed to be dropped.
I would love to see a bill passed saying that if government votes to go to war again, the individuals must send their sons and daughters -- or their grandsons and granddaughters -- to the front lines. I wonder if President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had been required to send their daughters to Iraq, would we have invaded?
JoAnn Radesca, West Babylon