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Iraq Study Commission doesn't speak for us but against us

| December 14, 2006 11:00 PM

To the Editor:

Here again it's Dec. 7, and we have been hit this morning with seven more of our soldiers killed in Iraq, played to the discordant pronouncements of the Iraq Study Commission that's saying, in diplomatic language, "America gives up," and to hear that the Muslim newspapers are telling people, "Americans have lost the will to fight and are backing out of Iraq," and more, "We are seeking talks with Syria and Iran" (two of the countries who have sent troops to kill us in Iraq.)

Shades of Neville Chamberlain, England's prime minister who negotiated "peace" with Hitler. Pearl Harbor cost us 2,390 lives as America set out to victory in North Africa, the Philippines, Italy, France, Germany and at last Korea and Japan.

As a boy of 10 I heard live that morning the radio news broadcast from Honolulu, with the bombs and shellfire resounding in the distance telling plainly of the loss of life of our servicemen.

Since the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on innocent civilians (approximately 2,400) we have taken Afghanistan and Iraq and lost about 2,400 soldiers, Marines and Air Force personnel and civilians in this bastardly, beastly fourth world war (I count the Soviet "Cold War" we won as the third.)

Against the Muslim fanaticism, now we have this perverse speaking Iraq Study Commission with the unmitigated gall to tell us Americans and the world, "We are ready to negotiate."

No way! I say, as one who served two years in the Korean War for their independence. As the old Texas cow man said to those in the way, "Either lead, follow or get the hell out of the way!"

I say further as a constitutionalist, you people don't speak for America, but against us! Get out of our way. Go back to the Saddam Hussein hole in the ground you came out of! More may Lucifer/Satan reward you as the Iraq court has Saddam, with the hangman's noose.

Freeman Johnson