Another in our series of letters to the Iraq War architects and cheerleaders to ask them whether they’ve sent some of the money they’ve made off the war to help the families of the soldiers and innocent Iraqis they helped to kill. Today, David Broder.
Dear Mr. Broder:
You’ve been a supporter of the Iraq War since the beginning. As even you will admit, it now looks like the whole thing was a waste of time - Saddam’s Iraq turned out to be a third-rate military power with no WMD and no nuke program.
Unfortunately, the war has cost the lives of thousands of our soldiers and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis. Sure Saddam was a brutal dictator, but there would have been a lot less death and destruction had we left him in power.
You’ve made some money writing and speaking about the Iraq War. In fact, it was reported this week that you’ve been making some pretty serious coin on the business lecture circuit.
Given all of this, it’s safe to say you were a pretty important cog in the machine that ginned up support for this unnecessary war. So we at the Cynics’ Party blog have a question for you: Have you sent any of the money you’ve made off the Iraq War to help the families of the soldiers and innocent Iraqis you helped George W. Bush kill? Please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonder if he’ll write back?