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Even opponents to present policies can honor victims of a disaster, and to that end the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition should be commended for its Sept. 11 memorial.

We, as individuals, have to consider the source and agenda of such memorials and choose whether to attend or not, or decide to get up and leave when the political rhetoric starts.

Free country, right? Let them do their thing and either praise, whine or ignore them.

Anyway, there are actually real problems in the world. Such as, what are we going to do about the fact that Bush turned a world full of empathy and good will after 9-11 into mass, worldwide hatred toward us?

Throw the bum out!

I did not attend the memorial service. That is not the way I choose to remember such occasions. However, had I had the inclination to attend, I certainly would have been deterred from doing so by the full-page advertisement published in the Post Independent.

I was insulted, repulsed, and sickened by the fact that the Peace Coalition would choose an ad for a memorial for thousands of innocent victims of terrorism to rant about their displeasure with our political leadership. The coalition can pay for all the ads they want, criticizing anyone they want, but it would be pleasant to see them do it with at least a modicum of good taste.

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