Hello Mr. Powell, I am a student at Sacramento City College, and I am writing this letter in regards to the remarks that you addressed to the United Nations Security Council, in New York City, on February 5, 2003. I believe that you misjudged the information and data that you presented before the members of the Security Council, and to the people of the world. In this document I hope to persuade you that your conclusions about your information was misguided and that you should apologize to the people of the world, especially the people of America and those of Iraq.
Mr. Powell on February the 5th your "Remarks" which were highly televised around the world, were composed for the ears of Americans who were recently attacked, other victims of terrorism especially in Europe, and to your immediate audience, the United Nations Security Council, made up of delegates from around the world. You endeavored to make the case that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, which is against Resolution 1441 and previous U.N. Resolutions. You claimed that Saddam Hussein was a greedy man who had sold and planned
to sell more highly lethal weapons to terrorists, so as for himself to make money. Your whole speech tried to convince the public of what a terrible threat Saddam Hussein is to world peace, and how he is funding death through the weapons that he is supposedly producing and hiding from the U.N.
Mr. Powell, sir, up to this date, neither the U.N. nor the coalition forces have found any of the information, that you claimed that existed to prove that these weapons of mass destruction existed. Maybe we can infer now just to be figments of your own imagination, even existed.
On the 5th you made people fear for their lives and the lives of their family by insisting that Saddam Hussein was a pertinent and immediate threat. I would like to reiterate some of the things that you said that day to remind you. In this quote, Sir, you played on the fear of... [continues]
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