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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Observercast

No To Obama’s War In The Middle East

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BY NATHANIEL BATCHELDER

Batch3Bombing and sending U.S. advisers is proposed in response to ISIS in Iraq. I’m telling Congress and the White House, “Not another war in the Middle East.” We tried that, and it backfired.

The two wars of that era brought only destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, and resentments against the U.S. around the world. When the Iraq War was launched, taxes were cut instead of raised to pay for it. No surprise that debts in the trillions resulted.

Now, Dick Cheney wants to do it again. Before the Iraq invasion, Cheney told Tim Russert on Meet the Press that American troops would be welcomed as liberators and the war would be over in weeks.

Why the national media still seek Cheney’s opinion is mysterious.

President Obama is dead wrong on this issue, and must hear from the people, “Just say no to war.”

Nathaniel Batchelder is director of The Peace House in Oklahoma City; www.PeaceHouseOK.org

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.