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Sundin serves up `a generous helping of generalities’

Dear Editor,

With talent for the banal, Hal Sundin again serves up a generous helping of generalities in his column of Oct. 31.

Presenting the as yet undecided attack on Iraq as a quasi-religious crusade is striking in its ignorance. Iraq is not a Muslim theocracy. The ruling Bath party is but a secularist support system for the militarist dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.



Nowhere has the Bush administration presented its case against Iraq as a continuation of the long dormant Crusades. If the Arab world interprets it that way, it is because the state-controlled press in many Arab countries uses their media as a venomous tool to deflect criticism of their own oppressive governments (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, et. al.)

As to the charge of treason relating to the moronic statements of Mr. Falwell and Mr. Robertson, it is a delicious irony that a left-leaning Mr. Sundin, in a not-so-veiled call for censorship, adopts tactics of which the right is so often accused.



The debate for action in Iraq has garnered much contention and rank polemics. Let erudition be the order of the day, not the dissonance of flaccid facts riding the mule of selective history.

David W. Plush

Glenwood Springs


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