Re "U.S. missing moral high ground" (Letters, Aug. 28): It is right that we condemn the use of poison gasses by any country, but it is not clear to me that they are the most heinous weapons. The preemptive carpet bombing of Baghdad in our completely unjustified "shock and awe" campaign against Iraq, which killed innocent civilians, many of whom watched their families blown to bits, seems equally heinous.
We were duped into that attack by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others who intentionally misrepresented the existence of evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Where was the outrage when their perfidy was exposed, and no WMDs were found? Shouldn't they be tried as war criminals?
-- Victor M. Corbett, Chico