This letter is regarding Jonathan Madison’s recent “history” lesson about terror(ism) and the efforts to thwart it (“United in the face of terror” in the Sept. 21 edition of the Daily Journal).

An inexcusable omission was President Bush’s lethally dishonest and futile invasion of Iraq. Not surprisingly, he also failed to mention that bin Laden was “brought to death” by virtue of orders issued by President Obama. Proactive steps taken earlier this year by our State Department initially facilitated the safe evacuation of nearly 90% of Americans and Afghan Special Immigrants. And the weapons left behind were earmarked for the Afghan army who abandoned them when immediately capitulating to the Taliban. Jonathan’s revisionist pretzel logic undermines his credibility.

Mike Aydelott

San Carlos

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Democrats were pushing Bush to go into Iraq and voted for it along with Joe Biden. Biden didn’t want to kill Osama when we had the chance. Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal plan was a disaster. Trump had already drawn troops down to 2,500 and there had been no US deaths in the past 18 months. If Bidden had listened to his intelligence and military advisors he could have proceeded with Trump’s withdrawal plans and avoided a disaster and unnecessary deaths of US citizens as soldiers.

Terence Y

Mr. Aydelott, thanks for your letter, but if we wanted to read Democrat talking points regarding excuses for the debacle in Afghanistan, we could just read Rel’s letter, or pretty much any of the lamestream media attempting to provide cover for treasonous Biden. Your use of revisionist pretzel logic Democrat talking points undermines your credibility. And if Rel were commenting on your letter, he’d probably ask for links to your supposedly indisputable facts. Fortunately, I already know you don’t have any.

Ray Fowler

Good morning, Mike

Maybe that's why it's called an op-ed page... plenty of room for Jonathan's columns and LTEs like yours. Everyone should be welcome at the table.

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