I've got to take issue with a letter by Sister Mary Traupman seeking a conviction of George W. Bush for the Iraq war ("They Should Pay," Jan. 19). At the time Saddam Hussein ignored 17 U.N. resolutions. The French and Russians were complicit in scamming the food-for-oil program for billions in contracts. President Bush called their bluff.
Those of Sister Traupman's ilk whine about the atrocities in places like Darfur, but cry foul if we go someplace that isn't politically chic. Saddam used chemical weapons on his own people. Saddam's sons grabbed females off the street, raping them inside their Mercedes, then pushing them out of a moving vehicle. I guess this behavior should make us feel all warm and fuzzy!
If Sister Traupman has a problem with the lack of respect held toward the weak in society, I'd suggest she concentrate her efforts on the current occupant of the White House. The current administration sees no problem with forcing all American taxpayers to fund abortions and wants to force physicians to perform abortions. Do I have to remind her President Obama has no problem with partial-birth abortions?