Letters to the Editor

Bush's 'cherry-picking'

President Bush has "cherry-picked" both intelligence reports and military leaders. He cherry-picked intelligence information to create a false justification for his predetermined decision to invade Iraq. He then compromised Colin Powell's integrity by having him present misleading information to the United Nations.

Then Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki warned the president and the nation that victory in Iraq would require several hundred thousand American troops, so President Bush dismissed him and "cherry-picked" compliant military leaders who blindly and obediently would pursue his "god given" goals.

The result is our current disaster. After 9/11, the United States had the support of most of the world's people and nations, even many in the Arab world. Now we are despised and reviled. Our "cherry-picking" president is our disaster.

Stanley Dean