Never before has our country been so gravely endangered. Vice-President Cheney has plans for andquot;preemptivelyandquot; invading Iran according to Time Magazine (August 23).

Cheney is accusing Iran of manufacturing those same IEDs that kill and deform our young men and women, those that are manufactured by the Iraqis themselves from the 340 bulk tons of 'missing' explosives we left in unguarded depots for a month. Google andquot;IEDs copper discsandquot; and see for yourselves.

Are we going to kill a million, and displace a million innocent muslims in Iran as we did in Iraq? Are we going to sit back and watch a world war develop between the U.S. and a billion muslims?

Mary Mills

Crescent City