Hurrah for Stanley Holmes for asking the very pertinent question, "Where are the weapons of mass destruction?" (June 22).

Liberal pundits and shameless politicians now ask: "Did Iraq even have weapons of mass destruction?" "Was Saddam Hussein really a threat to America?" "Was there an intelligence failure?" "What did the president know, and when did he know it?" They're obviously trying to distract from President Bush's incomparable success in crushing the Taliban, driving al-Qaida into hiding, removing Saddam from power, and for almost two years now, preventing another major terrorist attack on American soil.

If they really cared about America, they'd be asking: "Were the weapons flushed down the Tigris River?" "Were they buried, to be dug up now and used against our troops?" "Were they smuggled into Syria, Iran, Lebanon or Palestine for later use by terrorists?"

It's more important to ask the right question than to answer the wrong one.

Kristin Martinez

Salt Lake City