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Molly right about ‘brain of a gnat’

What is plainly stated on the front of your paper every day? “Founded in 1864 to preserve the Union . . . one and inseparable.” The more weakness, dissent, lack of resolve and support that Saddam sees in the actual enforcement of U.N. resolutions, the more likely he is to ignore them, thereby increasing the odds that war will occur. What will happen if we are afraid to stand up? One word . . . Hitler.

Molly Ivins is clearly a pacifist/coward hiding behind a facade of cost/benefit reasoning that is simply not rational. I suppose she would stand and do nothing if her own home were broken into and her own children killed before her very eyes. (It might be risky to oppose the murderer.)



Well, I guess she said it best in the first sentence of her own article: “Making the case for peace over war requires the brain of a gnat.” In the case of Iraq, I agree most wholeheartedly. The brain of a gnat appears to be an absolute requirement to make your argument, Molly.

Joy Garner




Penn Valley


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