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Don’t blame Kerry

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I think Robert H. Lundquist of Salt Lake is mistaken. Yes, I have noticed how much worse the war has gotten since John Kerry became the apparent Democratic candidate, but it doesn't have anything to do with what he says in his speeches. In his letter "Kerry sells out our troops" (Readers' Forum, June 27), Lundquist blames Kerry for being "stupid" and for selling out our troops deliberately!

Where did that come from?

John Kerry is only speaking the truth in his speeches against the war. His only influence over Iraqi insurgents is his one vote out of 100 in the Senate.

If you're wondering why the war has gotten worse, ask the administration what led to the Iraqi prison abuse scandal and why so many innocent Iraqis have been killed or wounded in the fighting. Surely not all Iragi citizens are members of terrorist organizations.

Bruce Call