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King George must realize these are not the crusades

Dear Editor,

I also want to add my feelings to the many letters about this unjust move towards Iraq that ultimately will engage the entire Muslim world against us.

King George must realize these are not the crusades, rapture is not around the corner, apocalyptic visions are not normal and he is really not a king!

Many letters have laid it out already, yet as a veteran who remembers the sadness of my friends and the sadness of the Vietnamese as we “saviors” trudged through the countryside claiming to bring something better, I believe we will once again repeat the past. This time it will be worse because no other nations want to put up with our arrogance and ignorance.

It will be a disaster on a global scale and in our nation’s streets if we let our elected leaders wage war without really waging peace first.

Does this mean others must pay by suffering so we can have our lifestyles of runaway gas and oil consumption, fast food, the crying of the Earth and her animals as we keep plundering for our pleasures? I don’t know.

The bottom line is, what does our sense of place really mean if we do not have a sense of ourselves?

Is our sense of us tied to things or to spirit?

What does it mean to continue to see people suffer because we must “liberate them” from their tyrants? A rational people speak up for what is right with love in their hearts.

As a patriot who loves his country and remains hopeful,


Kenneth G. Eielson II

Glenwood Springs

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