This is the right time to boycott American goods because America’s has imposed an unjust war on Iraq on insubstantial grounds. UN weapon inspectors could not find any Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq. Moreover, Iraq did not use any WMD in the war and the allied forces could not find any such weapons either. Despite worldwide protests including in the US, Bush ousted Saddam Hussein. The US aversion to the Iraq regime on the one hand and full support to Pakistan on the other hand smack of its double standards. Therefore, India should boycott American goods as the US is expanding its lavish military programmes to overthrow other regimes by force and intimidation.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on May 21, 2003)