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America Seems To Have Forgotten Its History

To The Reader’s Forum:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that Washington is not willing to bow to Iraqi demands to withdraw its troops and any future discussions with Baghdad will be purely confined to the future structure of our forces in their country.

Earlier in the week, President Trump threatened to impose economic sanctions on Iraq if it refused to house US troops.

I seem to recall a similar situation about 244 years ago.

Americans have grown so arrogant that we have forgotten our history. We have forgotten that the self-evident and god given truths of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness apply to all people, not just us.

Things did not work out well for that colonizing empire 244 years ago. They are not looking to good for us either.

Tom Meara

Jamestown

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