Letters to the Editor

Effort appreciated

June 23, 2007


To the editor:

Thank you, Bart Dean and Charles Bartles. Good luck to you in your battle to unite the military and the civilian forces of the United States in the global war on terror (Journal-World, June 22). Now if we can get the Departments of State, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Treasury, Justice, Transportation and Agriculture into the battle, the world may have a chance at winning over this scourge of terrorism.

All of the representation from Kansas University really needs to be lauded on this. It is just as good to see a team from academia in this battle as it is to see a good squad of soldiers doing their job - and it is hands down just as important, if not more so. After two tours in Afghanistan, I thank you for your participation in the effort.

American servicemen and women all know that they work for the civilian government. Knowing this and seeing that participation in the process builds the morale of the services and the country. Make your positive piece more widely known. Maybe even the media will take a bigger part in the positive issues going on.

As Felix Moos stated, we all "have a stake in this" and it's clear that, right now, WE "don't think we're doing anyone any favors." That is clearly seen in the political arena.

Gentleman, thank you for your participation in the process from many service members, like myself.

Doug Plummer,



OZ 6 years, 10 months ago

. . . . . .

A "war on terror" is like a "war on JEALOUSY" they are both ridiculous and cannot be won. . . . . . . The "war on terror" is tactic, to incite the pusillanimous, paranoid, xenophobic, ignorant, radical X-tian, bigots to react; and it works. . . .

"When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." --Sinclair Lewis

. .

"I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security." --Jim Garrison . .

"You cannot win a War on Terrorism. It's like having a war on jealousy." --David Cross

. . "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised "for the good of its victims" may be the most oppressive." --C. S. Lewis

"Wisdom is better than weapons of war."
--Ecclesiastes 9:18

"The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor." --The republican "god" Ronald Reagan

"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." --Plato

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

. . .

3,546 American Soldiers are DEAD due to the LIES of the IDIOT DUBYA, but NO "STEM CELLS" were hurt.

750,000 American CHILDREN under the age of FIVE (5) are without one or BOTH parents due to military deployment as a result of the IDIOT DUBYA'S LIES.

These are the GOP RADICAL X-TIAN TERRORIST'S "family values" at work, DESTROYING MORE American Families.


Ragingbear 6 years, 10 months ago

What the heck are they feeding our soldiers? They just drugging the food outright now?


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