To the PNL:
President Bush keeps asking us to stay in Iraq until victory. Of course, the President and the bankers and corporations who move his arms, legs, and mouth have already won. Their problem is to hold onto their winnings until they can add to them.

John Perkins, in his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, says that there is a widespread belief in the Middle East that whoever holds Iraq controls the Middle East. For this unholy crew, holding Iraq involves keeping about 140,000 increasingly unhappy US servicemen and women in Iraq. I suspect that they are inciting the Sunnis to murder their countrymen so that they will have another excuse to stay in Iraq.

Mr. Perkins believes that his bosses and President Bush intend to attack Iran. I certainly believe they want to. The US military has 7,000 nuclear missiles and the means to deliver them. It will try to convince us that Iran, just starting a nuclear program, is a threat to us.

Being suckers once is more than enough. Let's show them that they cannot fool all the people all of the time. Let's bring our troops home from Iraq.

-Angus MacDonald, Syracuse