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September 8, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Hypocrisies in times of war

Hypocrisies in times of war

Dear Editor,

It is more than a bit amusing to listen to those who have spent the better part of a decade decrying a war against a Baathist dictator who gassed his own people baying to go to war against a Baathist dictator who gassed his own people.

Of course there’s no comparison between the two: the evil war-monger Bush went to war with a coalition of 40 countries, the acquiescence of the United Nations and Congressional authorization; whereas the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Obama goes to war with … well, he’ll get back to you on that.

Contrary to Mr. Tilly’s ludicrous (and unsupportable) claims of Obama’s “brilliance,” what we have before us is a man who has painted himself into a corner and is desperate to escape further embarrassment. Despite the hysterical shrieks of his sycophants, saving Obama from his predicament is not a vital U.S. interest.

Sincerely,

William Picou, Weatherford

No more war!

Dear Editor,

In response to Mr. Tilly’s letter to the editor, I can’t believe that anyone in their right mind would want the United States to attack Syria.

Look at all of the Americans who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. We don’t need to lose any more of our military people. I feel that we have no business in an attack on Syria. Maybe Mr. Tilly or President Obama would like to be on the front line in this attack, seems like they are the only ones that wants this attack.

I don’t know if Mr. Tilly has been in the military or not, I do know that Obama has not. As for having a man in the White House who recognizes the issue, that is a big laugh. Obama said on national television that when Syria used chemical weapons, they crossed the red line. He can’t even tell the truth about what he said. Now he is saying the whole world said they had crossed the red line.

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