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By Diane Wahto on May 24, 2015

After watching Republican presidential candidates try to avoid an opinion on the second Iraq War, then watching the episodes dealing with the Vietnam War on PBA’s documentary series about the Vietnam War, I appreciate even more that Obama is indeed the leader we need right now. Given the quagmire of the Iraq War under George W. Bush’s leadership, Obama’s determination not to get the United States military involved in another war there heartened me.

I opposed both Iraq wars, the one under the elder Bush and the one the team of Bush-Cheney started in response to 9/11, with the claim that Saddam Hussein had stockpiled weapons of mass destruction. Secretary of State Colin Powell put his credibility on the line by going to the U.N. and embellishing the truth about WMDs in Iraq. Because of his statements, Bush-Cheney sent Americans to Iraq to fight and die in a war that had no purpose.

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