Letters on war threat against Iraq and the attack on civil liberties in the US

10 January 2003

Below we post a selection of recent letters to the WSWS.

“On eve of US war against Iraq: the political challenge of 2003” is the most well articulated and comprehensive analysis of the coming war that I’ve seen in quite a while. I sent it out to everyone on my email list. Keep up the good work.

DB

6 January 2003


Hello,

I accessed your site today through a link on Yahoo. I read the article “No to war against Iraq” and I just wanted to say how great it was. I had already previously thought it was incredible that the US and UK were not slowed down by the lack of UN evidence. Since there is not much attention paid to this in traditional US news sources (MSNBC, CNN, etc) it was excellent to have such a realistic summary of the whole deal. It seems to indeed be an extremely dangerous act of imperialism, for which the US is known. I don’t know how the average US citizen has been so easily misled by the propaganda. No doubt only worsened by their lack of knowledge about world history.

SH

8 January 2003


It is most interesting to read your articles. At least, they are giving us an accurate view of what is going on in this world. Perhaps the news media have given up on reality and have accepted to support the extreme right only. This, to the expense of the truth. At the moment, you seem to be one of the few who are still keeping an honest view of what is taking place in this world of ours.

When I think of the coming war and all the poor souls who will have to live and fight it I say, dear God, get rid of those irresponsible “morons” who will be responsible for declaring it. We speak of neutralizing leaders who have weapons of mass destruction. If it was so, the first persons who would have to be stopped are the ones who already used them in the past. In my opinion, they are the dangerous ones. They are the same ones who would never accept to have their leaders ... and themselves, face International Criminal Court. It would be too easy to prove their crimes against humanity, thus certain to end up in the “slammer” for good. Unfortunately for the world, these individuals are deprived of the most important attribute God gave us, the conscience.

I am certain that the Bush and Blair administrations will bring us into the third world war. But watch closely, not one of the persons involved with the declaration of that war will go up front. None of these “brave” leaders will be on the first row. Guess who will be there, though? If we were to require that they’d be in the front row, they would think a long time before declaring the hostilities.

JV

3 January 2003


Thanks for bringing us this great journalism that the mass media will never publish.

As an American citizen, I feel the biggest threat we face today is from within, the very government we look to for our security and protection. I think this is a greater threat than Iraq or N. Korea, and the worst since the McCarthy witch-hunt. The Bush administration has gone mad! It has compromised our judicial system all the way up to the Supreme Court!

TT

4 January 2003


I believe our democracy is seriously in jeopardy. With all these new laws infringing on our constitutional rights I’m starting to wonder whether the people of this country will wait until they are in chains or muzzled from speaking out against this. If the founding fathers of this country were to see where we are now headed, I’m sure they would have taken up arms already. Look at the man we have as a president, who said, “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”

May we join together now and fight these tyrants in our government or face the consequences. Either we fight now or be silenced forever.

PA

9 January 2003