To the editor:
President Bush is proposing that the American taxpayer build a permanent missile site in eastern Europe to protect Europe from Iran. I don't know how many billions of dollars it will cost to install and maintain this latest boondoggle, but I do believe in my heart of hearts that his military industrial handlers will get one of his famous no-bid contracts and we, the people paying the bill, will stand around with our fingers up our noses wondering how he did it again.
Is it possible that we could stand up and say no? Is it possible that we simple people who still believe that our Constitution is something other than a piece of paper could write our congresspersons and tell them to stop this embarrassing joke? If the people in Europe want a missile defense let them pay for it, but the fact is our president had to talk them into letting us pay for it. I'm beginning to feel like I am in the midst of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
E. Kent Hayes,