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Bush is root of problems in the Middle East

What is the greatest problem in the Middle East? It is our president - George W. Bush. When his administration invaded Iraq without justification, the U.S. government 'kicked over a hornet's nest' - releasing the frustrations of thousands of militants on both sides of the Arab-Isreali conflict. The clear message to the world from President Bush is that violence and unilateral invasion is acceptable - especially for anyone who feels threatened. Seven Middle Eastern and Asian countries - Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and Iraq each have fragile governments that can turn into militant Islamic states and confront Israel together. Would Israel then use ALL the weapons at her disposal to protect the nation?

If Armageddon is Bush's goal, then he may be well on the way to reaching it.

JOHN VANDERMOSTEN

Gresham