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A cowboy objects

Dear Editor:All too often these days, newspapers and magazines, including yours, describe Bush as a “cowboy” president who rides roughshod over other countries that have different values and differing opinions on his war in Iraq.In my younger days, I was a cattle rancher who, like most other real ranchers, did most every job that falls to a cowboy’s lot. I broke horses, doctored sick cows, helped heifers, if necessary, giving birth to their first calves, mended fences, and did all the other chores expected of a working cowboy.Cowboy is an honest name for an honest and hardworking profession. A real cowboy did not go around picking fights for imaginary insults or ignoring his neighbors’ complaints about trespassing livestock. To use the term “cowboy” in describing Bush is an insult to the profession and, on behalf of all America’s cowboys, I resent its use when describing our president.D.R.C. BrownAspen

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