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America is lost in a pacifist’s dream

Jack E. Blankenship

Dear Editor,

It is time to craft an answer to what appears to be an orchestrated attack on President Bush, personally, and his administration in general, as expressed in the Post Independent’s letters to the editor recently.

Those who attack the President’s intelligence apparently judge on superficiality, not substance, and don’t understand honesty and straight talk. This is understandable if those who judge President Bush base their analysis on the leadership and administration of the preceding president who specialized in superficiality and obfuscation.

To address further these letters, a reading of Winston Churchill’s wise lectures to his party and country is recommended to those that resist pre-emptive action in Iraq. Example, people in Churchill’s party promoted pacifism and trade with Hitler’s regime to which Churchill replied, “England is lost in a pacifist’s dream. If people are dreaming, it means they are asleep.” Others wanted to appease the evil regimes predicting that hundreds of thousands might be killed. Churchill wisely noted failure to act would result in greater death and destruction. He knew if you wait for proof, it will be too late.

The above has direct application to a present mad man who has shown he will not hesitate to use weapons of mass destruction on his own people. Is this not proof enough he will use it on the country that blocked his aggression in Kuwait? If you answered “no,” see the Churchill quote above.

Respectfully submitted,

Jack E. Blankenship

Battlement Mesa


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