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Freedom not worth fighting over is no freedom

Dick Panzica Major, USAF (Ret.) Penn Valley

A preponderance of letters published in The Union voice opposition to war with Iraq. Having served 21 years in the Air Force and having lived in Turkey, Japan and England and visited many other countries, I can give you an honest, informed opinion about America. It is the greatest country in the world, period. Practically everyone in the world wants to come here. They want freedom and the opportunity for a better life.

The greatest thing we can do for the Iraqi people is to liberate them from Saddam. They can have freedom and opportunity in their own country if we rid them of this despot. Just as we saved Europe in World War II from a similar dictator, we owe it to the Iraqi people and ourselves to do what has to be done. Saddam is our sworn enemy and would not hesitate to kill Americans anywhere he could; 9/11 proved that you cannot contain mad men who have the power to harm us.

The next time you consider writing a letter to the editor, count your freedoms. Freedom not worth fighting for is no freedom. Thank God our men and women in uniform understand it.

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