War Supporter Answers Question With A Question

(04/08/2003)

This is in response to the letter to the editor from Patsy Buvoltz. She indirectly asked me a question when she advertently asked Mr. Alvin Engleke and all other war supporters what she considers a very important question. So I feel I am entitled to respond to her asinine question in like manner.

I, for one, must have a very brilliant memory. I remember the cease fire conditions set up by the U.N. to end the last Gulf War. I also remember that Sadaam Hussein immediately broke the conditions of that agreement. And, due to our last administrations very feeble complaints, were basically ignored by the U.N. Security Council.

Then, when Mr. Bush was elected President, and started demanding that Iraq live up to the cease fire agreement, I remember the foot dragging by the U.N. Arms Inspectors, and the reports of finding a few more weapons of mass destruction. But there were always members of the U.N. who thought we should " give them a little more time".

After several weeks of this run around, president Bush gave them a time to concede, or we would force them to do so. And at this time I don't want anyone to say they weren't forewarned. They were just too stupid to take the warning seriously.

I very well remember the 9-11 World Trade Center bombing, when so many innocent American men and women lost their lives and loved ones in an act of cowardice that was totally unprovoked. At least we told them we were coming and what our intentions were. And we had every right to do what we set out to do. They were the ones who chose to break the agreement they signed in good faith.

So, Patsy Buvoltz, I have a question for you. How many dead American men and women would you like to take responsibility for the 9-11 bombing ?

Jack Brannon