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Immoral leftists dictate ruinous Iraq policy [Letter]

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Here we are again. Americans with leftist values bring more immorality to the world. Whatever one's view on the appropriateness of going into Iraq, strong, adult and moral Americans stay and finish their job ("Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner," June 16). But again, just as they did in Vietnam, the political left acts like weak children with no moral compass. They abandon the messiness of life and our moral commands as Americans. They leave millions to the oppression, rape, torture and murder that will come from people, this time not communists but radical Islamists. Talk about rape culture. The left fights it where it is absent — on our college campuses — and flees from it where its real — in Saddam Hussein's real rape dungeons.

Instead of fighting human evil as it commands in the Bible, one of our great founding documents and what gave us Americans moral direction, we'll get back to the problems of life that really gets the left riled up — problems like too many rich people, income inequality, that nasty Constitution of ours created by rich, white propertied males, unwanted kisses from boys on our campuses, carbon emissions, free birth control and whether the Redskins keep their name.

The home of the brave and free is what we used to be. How far we have strayed. Leftism has nothing to do with American values.

Howard Sachs, Chevy Chase

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