Wednesday, April 19, 2006

To the editor

The New York Times continues to fail to publish any of your author's missives. I can understand their temerity when I sent one describing the Confederate flag as the "Southern Swastika," but I think this one is subdued.

How could they resist a Cromwell quote AND sincerity??????????????

3 April 2006

To the Editor The New York Times:

We approach the third anniversary of George W. Bush's clueless and arrogant pronunciamento regarding the Iraq war: "Mission Accomplished!"

Mr. Bush now prophesies that it will be the next president, taking office in 2009, six years after the beginning of the war against Iraq, who might, at some unknowable date, order final American troop pullouts, presumably under conditions of peace and justice.

The tonic of historical perspective is in order.

Consider this hypothetical: In 1945, Harry Truman announces the end of World War II. In 1948, hundreds of thousands of Americans are still battling insurgents while tens of thousands of Germans and Japanese civilians are slaughtered by sectarian violence and common crime. Mr. Truman then blithely announces that the mission will not be accomplished before 1951 at the earliest.

He praises the genius of his successful performance.

Should not George W. Bush and his regime heed the words of Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament: "You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!"



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