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Lessons of the past too quickly forgotten

Dear Editor,

Why don’t President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld put their heads together and draft legislation to appropriate money for the immediate construction of a war memorial honoring our youth who are sure to die in the proposed war against Iraq. Along with innocent civilians, there may be thousands.

The monument could be patterned after the Vietnam Memorial, but would be blank so the names could quickly be inscribed as casualties are reported.

As for Vietnam, wasn’t that a pre-emptive strike to prevent the spread of communism and to protect us against a hated dictatorship?

How quickly, for reasons unbeknownst to me, do our leaders forget the lessons of the past.


Richard F. Proud


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