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Terry D. Olson, Fargo, Letter: Critic of Sen. Obama short on the facts

I read Matt Koronka's letter in the March 9 edition of The Forum with some bemusement. "Obama would cost the nation billions," he says. Where in the heck has Koronka been? Has he checked the dollar amount spent on the Bush war in Iraq? Bush and C...

I read Matt Koronka's letter in the March 9 edition of The Forum with some bemusement.

"Obama would cost the nation billions," he says. Where in the heck has Koronka been? Has he checked the dollar amount spent on the Bush war in Iraq? Bush and Cheney, et al, have financially bankrupted the country, and Bush's veto of the "waterboarding bill" goes a long way to showing the rest of the world that the country is also morally bankrupt.

Bush's Iraq war has a cost that my great-grandchildren will probably be paying off. Now, if that amount was spent chasing bin Laden, the person responsible for 9/11, I wouldn't say a hell of a lot. But the "administration" opted to not chase bin Laden for their own reasons. Probably due to terrain too rough for easily obtaining "photo ops" for the administration members when they visit the troops.

I support the U.S. troops wherever they are. For the most part, they follow orders as to where they go and for how long. As a veteran, I know that the hardships on the regulars, and those in the Guard and Reserves are really tough.

But, I suggest that Koronka check and find the amount spent on the bogus Iraq war. Instead of a typical Neocon response to something, look at what the GOP stalwarts have done.

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My understanding is that the Bush "administration" is borrowing money from various countries around the world. Perhaps that is why there is a new impetus on teaching Chinese to American schoolchildren. When China repossesses the United States for lack of payment, there will be some American citizens who will have a leg up on dealing with new owners.

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