In support of the war on terror
Dear Editor:I wonder if Jim Paussa (Letters, Nov. 29) knows the meaning of the word “treason.” Yes, we have free speech, but that does not allow you to yell “fire” in a crowded theater. We have American soldiers fighting and dying in a worldwide battle against Islamo-terrorists.Congressman Murtha gives hope, aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States. I’m quite sure he and others like him are the direct cause of many American deaths by giving the enemy continued hope that we can be defeated.Woulda, coulda, shoulda doesn’t cut it. George Bush is a fallible human being, but despite the best efforts of suicidal Islamic fanatics, we have not suffered another 9/11 or worse disaster since Bush began his war against these bastards. Bush deserves huge credit for that.These people sucker-punched us on 9/11, never again! We lost 3,000 defenseless Americans. The terrorist were really hoping for 80,000. The toll was limited only by the very brave actions of New York police and firemen. You want to kill Americans? Try it when we are fully armed with the absolute best that technology and money can provide.If Iraq, Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia were allowed to form a terror alliance, funded by our own insatiable desire for oil, the 5,000 Americans killed so far would be just a pittance. There is no choice but to defeat, kill, incarcerate these SOBs, and that is exactly what Bush is doing. I am not a Bush supporter on other fronts like tax reform, energy policy, deficit spending and the Patriot Act, but I give him all the credit in the world for his principled stance on defeating Islamo-terrorists wherever they may be or congregate, and that includes Iraq.Mike MasonCedaredge
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