Three questions for the war naysayers |

Three questions for the war naysayers

John M. Kunst Jr.
Cincinnati and Breckenridge.

Herb Briggs’ May 17 attack letter on Dick Dixon’s support for the war in Iraq cannot go without response.

Briggs manages to assail Christians, conservatives, the military-industrial complex and any other freedom-loving realists as mere diverters of tax dollars to an alleged “faith-based” interest in nothing but war for the sake of war and profit.

I assume Briggs is a liberal member of the Democratic Amen chorus who, with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, believe that world peace doesn’t cost anything.

As such, his labeling of President Bush as a modern crusader is not unexpected. But his conclusion that our current policies in the Middle East have assured that “now we’ll have terrorists for decades to come” is an allegation devoid of fact.

To Briggs and other like-minded naysayers who believe that our war on terror, our war in Iraq and our 50-year resolve to root out terrorists wherever they are found is ill-advised, I have three questions:

Where were you on 9-11? What is your solution to Islamic terrorism? And, how do you guarantee that your solutions will be without cost, bloodshed or mistake?

John M. Kunst Jr.

Cincinnati and Breckenridge.

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