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War leaves tragedy in wake

Congratulations to Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for producing the documentary "Selling the Iraq War." The film clearly demonstrates that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney deliberately lied and told the United Nations and the American public half-truths so as to declare war on Iraq. Instead of thinking of human lives, they sent thousands of our soldiers to their deaths and wounding thousands more, both physically and psychologically in a meaningless war. It has been reported that 4,488 were killed, another 32,221 were seriously wounded and even another 235 soldiers took their own lives committing suicide. Casualties of war are an awful price to pay. Bush refuses to say it was wrong. In fact, he is quoted as saying it was all worthwhile.

What can we as American citizens do so that such a tragedy that causes so much suffering will never happen again under these circumstances? Confused, upset and angry!

LEON E. MODESTE

Albany