Letters: Feb. 17, 2003

Donald Rumsfeld's Blueprint for War

"I'm all for peace, but sometimes there is no other option except force. If diplomacy fails, are we just going to wait for Saddam to attack first?" ALEX COOK Portland, Ore.

I find it comforting that we have in the Pentagon a man like Donald Rumsfeld [NATION, Jan. 27], who is involved in the details of planning the Iraq invasion, who meticulously reads the documents and demands answers to his questions. Accountability is disappearing from America's feel-good culture. Before young Americans are sent to war, I want someone to ask the tough questions. Rumsfeld is ensuring...

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