An ill-timed tempest |

An ill-timed tempest

Dear Editor,

Over the past years I have appreciated the good journalism and commentary of the Post Independent. One of my favorite features has been the bi-weekly guest commentary by selected local citizens. Almost without exception, these commentaries, be they left or right, liberal or conservative, offer an original perspective on local or national issues, are thought-provoking and constructive !

That is, until you chose to run Bob Richardson’s mindless tirade condemning previous U.S. administrations, the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, most of the media, Russia, China and Europe, to name just a few.

What is adding insult to injury is that you ran this vitriolic invective to Rambo-style intervention in Iraq on the eve of the Easter and Passover holidays, a time when all of Western civilization and people of faith around the world are remembering and celebrating resurrection and renewal through hope and sacrifice.

Gerry Vanderbeek

Glenwood Springs

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