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History will not treat those who turn their backs on America kindly

The large number of anti-war letters printed on these pages in recent weeks would give one the impression that a majority in our community are opposed to a war with Iraq.

My observations (and the national polls) suggest that is not the case. A majority of Americans favor a war not only with Iraq, but with any regime that threatens American lives. If anything, I believe that President Bush has been too lenient. We do not need the United Nation’s permission to defend ourselves. The one-year anniversary of 9/11 should have been commemorated with a massive air strike over Baghdad at precisely 8:47 a.m., New York time.

The American liberals need to step back and take an objective look at themselves. Their hatred for the president (and the fact that they lost the presidential election) runs so deep that they are willing to climb in bed with the likes of Saddam Hussein. At what point have you cut off your nose to spite your face?

It’s not 1969 anymore, and we all learned valuable lessons from Vietnam. Anti-war demonstrators can shout their protests and carry signs for the television cameras, but they will never spit in the face of a homecoming soldier again. They can purposely flood a newspaper with anti-war letters, but their disdain for their own country and their own people seeps between the lines. Utopian theories of world peace can only be nurtured when one chooses to ignore the realities of human nature.

Those of you who have turned your back on your country in its hour of need, heed my words: history will not treat you kindly. Nor will we forever tolerate your serving those who wish to destroy us. For much too long now, you have wrapped yourselves in the protective folds of our flag while dragging it through the dirt.

Randy Richey

Nevada City

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