We received the following open letter to President Bush from Diego Sevi of Augustra, Georgia, and thought it worth passing along:
Dear Mr. President,
The one Glowing and Noble Achievement of the Iraq War is with the Kurds. That is where the foothold of democracy is planted and where [M]uslims know we aren't there to conquer them.
Think about it. The only place where a Democratic Islamic Republic exists in the middle east is with the Kurds. We seem to have forgotten that the Kurds really are our Friends. The Kurds built themselves a democracy long before the Iraq war & all we did was keep Saddam off their back.
Regardless of what you say, I fear you are gearing up to 'cut n run' from Iraq and it appears America will leave the Kurds just like we did the MONTAIGNARDS in Vietnam. Need I remind you of the aftermath of abandoning Vietnam.
It is time to get real close to our friends. The Kurds are our friends. Their very lives depend on America. We can't just look for a save your face way out of Iraq and abandon the Kurds. Without American support I fear they will ultimately end up worse off than ever. We already have the blood of thousands of Kurds on our hands killed by Saddam in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War.
This must not happen again. If we can support Israel against the world we can do the same for the Kurds. Please don't abandon them. The Kurds are the example of American Righteousness.
Diego Sevi, Augusta, Georgia