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Letter to the Editor



Dear Readers
Imagine my relief and happiness to read all those letters of tremendous support for our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers who are giving their all for those of us back here in the USA. This outpouring assures me that all you loving and grateful people will write your representatives, Bob Bennett, Orrin Hatch, and Chris Canon, to express your shock and DISGUST for the dirty, underhanded stab in the back betrayal of our troops by reducing President Bush's proposed budget for veterans by about $844 million in health care and an additional $463 million in benefit programs including disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education survivor's benefits, and pension programs from next year's budget. In addition to these cuts, the GOP is cutting $15 billion from the veteran programs over the next 10 years. Way to go, congress. Be sure and give that wealthy 3% of Americans the largest tax benefit in history, while screwing the very people who are risking their lives 10,000 miles from home. What a country.

Well, people, those troops you have been professing all this love and gratefulness for, are depending on YOU to guard their backs against these kinds of dirty tricks that, unfortunately, those maggots in congress are famous for.

I did not support the Vietnam war. I don't support this war. But I will not stand by silently while our elected representatives betray the brave men and women who are making this huge sacrifice for this country.
Our government lied to us about Vietnam, and they are being "economical with the truth" about this war as well. This administration has no proof that Saddam had anything to do with 9/11. That act of war on the USA was committed by Osama bin Forgotten. The hijackers, were mostly Saudi, and a few Egyptians.. NO Iraqis. Osama and Al Qaeda loathe Saddam, who is a secular tyrant, not a religious one. They are thrilled we are taking him out, so they may have more opportunity to recruit in Iraq, which they could not do with Saddam in power.

Remember, nowhere in the constitution does it advocate supporting your elected officials because we are at war. No.. THAT idea comes straight out of George Orwell's "1984". Here is what a real patriot had to say about it:

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Teddy Roosevelt

"Beware the military industrial complex." Dwight Eisenhower

Fascism is when government and corporations merge… Benito Mussolini

WRITE your representatives. DEMAND an explanation of their treatment of our vets. Or best of all… tell them, by their craven acts of cowardice in the face of a war none of THEIR children are fighting in, they have LOST YOUR VOTE.

Lazy Edna

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