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Statements dishonor 9/11 dead

Dear Editor:Soon after the invasion of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy on Dec. 7, 1941, several Republican senators and strategists accused the Roosevelt administration of knowing in advance of the Japanese plans of attack on the harbor and failing to prevent it. They based their information on the fact that all the Pacific U.S. aircraft carriers were not in the harbor at the time of the attack, but outside waiting to get in.That ridiculous statement was due to the disdain the Republicans had for the FDR administration. That statement also dishonored the brave men and women that lost their lives on that fateful morning.In [Tuesday’s] Aspen Times a Mr. Hasburgh makes the statement that the Bush (W.) administration knew in advance of the 9/11 attacks that some sort of transgression was about to occur and failed to do anything about it. This statement was created out of the disdain that Mr. Hasburgh has for President Bush, and it also dishonors those who died in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania on that tragic day in 2001.I remember someone saying, “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” I truly believe that.Let’s remember that soon after the U.S.S. Cole attack, President Clinton had Osama in his cross hairs (with an armed drone) in Afghanistan, and he failed to pull the trigger. If President Clinton had taken out bin Laden instead of a milk factory and pesticide warehouse, then maybe there would have never been a 9/11, but that is only speculation.J.P. (Jim Perry)Aspen


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