Leave the Middle East

Dear Editor:This witch hunt for political purposes about the tragic loss of life in Libya is disgusting. The reason for most of these tragedies in the Middle East is because we are there. For the most part, our presence in these countries, which they resent, and fuels their hatred for the U.S.A., could be avoided if we simply left. Would somebody please tell me why we recently completed an Embassy in Iraq? It is built on 140 acres at the cost of $750 million, has swimming pools, shopping malls and apartments, and employs 15,000 people. Could this taxpayer money have been better spent in giving jobs to Americans here at home? The unnecessary War in Iraq cost us billions, and now that it is over, we should leave. I wonder how we would feel if the Iraqis build the same monstrosity in New York City. Just asking. Colin Clarke Downey

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27