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Tom Daschle’s enemy is his friend

Dear Editor,

When you follow Tom Daschle’s deliberate blockage of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil site – containing maybe the largest of our nation’s undeveloped oil potential – don’t you sense that Daschle is giving gentle “aid and comfort to the enemy?” Maybe more of an Aaron Burr than a Benedict Arnold in scope. But certainly he is giving “aid and comfort to the enemy.”

Obviously the right action in time of war would be to at least prove up on our known major remaining undeveloped oil reserves, rather than sending out the message that “politics come first in the United States.”

Maybe Daschle doesn’t know that we lost more people in the Twin Towers debacle than in the bombing of Pearl Harbor! And that it would be not inconceivable that we could alienate much of the world’s source of oil while settling this conflict.

So, I ask you, doesn’t Tom Daschle’s position sound dangerously like “giving aid and comfort to the enemy?”

Going back in history, it is interesting that the first oil well in the United States was drilled in 1859 near Titusville, Pa. The second well was developed in 1860 near Colorado Springs.

Going back to Daschle, I see where a “newly formed local coalition opposes war on terrorism.” This certainly smacks of a bunch of “leftover hippies from the ’60s” who have successfully avoided “maturing.”


R.T. Moolick

Glenwood Springs

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