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August 31, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Dick Cheney should face charges

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The 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War and the recent showing of “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War” on MSNBC once again opened the wounds of how the Bush administration blatantly lied and/or twisted the facts to promote its unscrupulous agenda. We are still listening to former Vice President Dick Cheney, the person who may have been the greatest promoter of this war, spout his lies of how it was the right decision and that if given the chance, he would do it again.

This was a stupid, unconstitutional war that helped devastate the U.S. economy and brought the deaths of many Americans, not to mention Iraqi civilians.

Cheney’s arrogance of twisting facts should greatly anger the families of the military personnel who are still suffering and the many who lost their savings because of these lies. Cheney’s role in promoting torture should be brought front and center.

Cheney the draft dodger is a disgrace to a great number of us who served to preserve our standards. Is it now our day to demand he shut up or be brought up to face charges of war crimes?

The majority of Americans would have liked to see the troops pulled out of Iraq the day President Barack Obama was elected, but, being diplomatic, he chose a way the U.S. could save face.

He may have cleaned some of our faces, but he can never clean the faces of George W. Bush, Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and a few others.

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