Moral foreign policy

06/23/2014 4:30 PM

06/23/2014 4:31 PM

The debacle Iraq is facing now would have happened after Saddam Hussein died of natural causes as the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds fought for control of their country.

The U.S. war in Iraq simply sped up that process.

Our country’s downward spiral has more to do with the breakdown of the family unit — as our nation has turned from a moral society into a legal society — than it has to do with our foreign policy.

The invasion of Iraq is just a symptom of what is wrong with our country.

We were misled by the Bush administration to believe there were weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps those who said we went into Iraq because Saddam had tried to have George H.W. Bush assassinated in Kuwait were right.

We need to go back to being a moral country and then our foreign policy will benefit everyone. If we took the time to make sure we need to get involved militarily, as we did before entering WWII, then we would avoid mistakes like Iraq and the lives it cost the U.S.

— Mark Mulligan Sr., Hurst

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