Letters to the Editor

Message for majority

I couldn't disagree more with Connie Kuber's letter (March 24), in which she cited the fact that a poll done by Fox TV showed a majority of its viewers support the Iraq war. She amazingly construed this to mean that a majority of Americans support this war and understand that we need to stay in it "until the right time" in order to keep our country safe.

Wrong. Since Fox TV has a largely conservative viewership and the minority of Americans who still support the war are politically conservative, of course this poll would show strong support for the war. But broad-based polls consistently show that nearly 70% of Americans no longer do.

The message is that the majority of Americans have come to understand, or at least suspect, that we are in Iraq due to political special interests and a misguided administrative ideology. The message is that the majority of Americans recognize that as this war drags on we are contributing to the destabilization of the Middle East, causing the threat to our national security to deepen. The message is: The majority of Americans understand that the right time to bring home our brave troops is now.

Luanne Schurman