I am writing to express my dissapointment over President Bush's reaction to the recent threat assessment from U.S. counterterrorism analysts. The assessment found that al-Qaeda has regained strength in a safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistani border. Despite this evaluation, the White House issued a statement claiming that we are making security progress in the war on terror. However, I believe that al-Qaeda's resurgence proves that the Iraq war has been a deadly distraction from the real threats we face.
From the moment this administration (Vice President Chaney and Donald Rumsfield had written a letter to then President Clinton, urging an Iraq invasion) started its push to enter Iraq I felt it would be a terrible mistake. I remember being physically sick to my stomach after hearing we would be going to war in Iraq. Our focus should have been in Afghanistan.
The war in Iraq should never have been authorized, never have been waged, and it must end now. This administration is in denial, and its failure to acknowledge the facts is putting the United States in danger.