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Democrats are politicizing war in Iraq

Dear Editor,

I remember the Democrats warning President Bush about “politicizing” the war before it began. So who is politicizing it now?

A popular complaint now is that the troops are suffering from low morale. Of course this is not being helped by half the country’s political leaders claiming we never should have gone there in the first place.

My stepson just returned from Iraq, and he says morale is great. It would be better if they could shoot some of those who are shooting them in the back for the TV cameras, but nothing is perfect.

As long as the Democrats keep taking cheap shots at the president, it makes it very difficult to put some pressure on the mullahs, the sheiks, or anyone else involved with the terrorist game. Why would our enemies be too concerned, knowing full well that the Democrats are effectively tying our hands? Their short-term political interests come at the expense of our long-term security needs.

They make life easier for the terrorists by catering to the kooks on the left. This is exactly the politicization they whined about before the war, even if they did not mean it.

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs

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