Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Leave Iraq Up to the Iraqis Now

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Leave Iraq Up to the Iraqis Now

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I'm sure everyone would agree, no one but the Iraqis owns Iraq, it's their country, and has been for thousands of years, or so I'm told.

Neither America, Britain, Israel nor anybody else has any right to be in that country. I would question who gave any of these nations the right to say who governs that country. Everyone is fully aware Saddam Hussein was the puppet put in place at the behest of the USA and when he started to step out of line with the invasion of neighbouring countries he had to go. At the second attempt he was ousted, but at the cost of many lives, civilian and military, and caused the loss of much property etc, but property can be replaced, and if right is done, the people who wrecked the said property should do the replacing. Fair play being the token to go by, but I'm sure a lot of people would question that maxim for reasons of their own.

I'm sure everyone would agree that all so-called occupation forces should be withdrawn to save unnecessary loss of more lives, and let the owners of the country ie Iraq, decide their own destiny, that's their right, no one can possibly deny that fact. I say withdraw now and let the Iraqis get on with it.

R BAYS, Hebburn

Joy at photo of Supermac

THE photograph in tonight's Chronicle, of Supermac and a baby is really lovely, the expressions on their faces are marvellous, and made me smile. Congratulations to them both.

M McKELVIE, Newcastle.

Toon boss is being naive

BOBBY Robson said last year, when Sunderland were struggling, "Sunderland will not get relegated, they are too good for that" - down they went. I recall the same words uttered by Richard Dinnes almost 30 years ago when he took over the reins at Newcastle and, despite being at the foot of the table, he confidently predicted that United would not get relegated. Down they went into the second division. Despite Sir Bobby's sincerity about the state of Newcastle so early in the season, this is no consolation to the loyal fans who have paid good money year in and out to hopefully one day see their team win something. A good run in the FA and Worthing cup would be good for a start (winning one, of course). …

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