• Last modified 214 days ago (Oct. 25, 2023)


Gaza war

To the editor:

Joe Biden and his pal, Anthony Blinken, will not consider a Gaza ceasefire, as we learned on “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.

Israel has already exacted nearly three times retribution in terms of dead Palestinians vs. dead Israelis: more than 4,000 Palestinians (including 1,400 Arab children) vs. 1,400 Israelis. And the Netanyahu/Biden ground plan for bloodletting has not yet even started.

Why are these two politicians so impervious to humanitarian concerns and so intent on war?

Are Americans not capable of putting two and two together here? We are nearing an election, and a good lusty war for a commander in chief is virtually a lock of a way of “earning” a second term of office. Just ask George W. Bush, who foisted that tidy little war in Iraq on the American people as the lead-up to his campaign for a second term of office.

Bush used an excuse so thin even college students could see through it. The main weapon of mass destruction in use today, just as in 2003, is a White House politician’s lust for continuing power.

Netanyahu, too, is in a politically perilous situation. He was sitting on a three-legged chair at the time of Hamas’s attack and is wonderfully happy to string the war out as long as he can because it will surely give him a fourth leg to sit on.

Kimball Shinkoskey
Woods Cross, Utah

Last modified Oct. 25, 2023