Enough is enough. It is now time to immediately end our lousy and stupid occupation of Iraq. If saving our soldiers (and innocent Iraqi) lives and limbs isn't reason enough to end this travesty, then ending the spending of $2 billion a week for this operation should be. The invasion of Iraq was predicated on lies and deception while fear and innuendo are used to justify the continued occupation.

We are now told the purpose of our occupation is to establish a democratic government in Iraq. This is the biggest myth of all. Iraq's tribalism will not lend itself to the necessary compromises a successful democratic government demands, while the Muslim religion's abhorrence of personal freedom most certainly spells doom for a democratic society before it can even begin. George Bush's conscience may permit the continued slaughter and maiming of our fellow citizen in this endeavor, but mine won't.

William A. Ferguson Jr.

Ocean Park

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