Let it go

Dear Editor:When I wrote to you regarding “what does it matter now,” it was not my intent to get caught up in this issue. I just wanted to get the point across that my nephew’s death was not in vain and did it really matter now who he voted for? One thing I want to pass on to Mr. Hasburgh: Shawn died so you and I can debate issues like this and to give others the same freedom. However, there is one thing I want you to know. Shawn and a lot of other soldiers were/are upset at how the news media portrays what is going on in Iraq. Our men and women in Iraq are doing good things for many people. News doesn’t sell if it isn’t sensationalism. Please, reread my first letter to the editor (Aspen Times letters, Dec. 14). The point that I was trying to make is, the election was over almost two months ago. It doesn’t matter who voted for Kerry or Bush. If Kerry was elected, we would still be in Iraq. Please let it go and enjoy the season. Life is too short. Let’s debate the next presidential race in four years.Cynthia BartoshLas Vegas, Nev.