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Adeles irony and VinGinhovens peace

Im not sure Adele Ferguson recognized the irony in the quotes published in her column last week: He not only predicates his policies on rumor, unsupported charges and unscientific reports, but ignores the truth because it could counter his political aspirations, he uses government power for unproven and even fanatical ends and his policies would drain billions from the U.S. for reasons that have nothing to do with science, but a great deal to do with political ambition.
Of course, she was referring to Al Gore and his campaign to bring attention to the threat of global warming, not George Bush and his illegal invasion of a sovereign nation.
In Paul VanGinhovens letter last week, he called peace activists naive and referred to Middle East citizens as evil, barbaric, and bent on establishing a sadistic theocracy from the dark ages. He equated peace with surrender, and predicted dire consequences should surrender (i.e., peace) ever be achieved.
The logical conclusion to this theory is that to win in Iraq we will have to kill every man, woman, and child in the country. This brings to mind a famous quote from the last time fear mongering neocons attempted to force democracy: It became necessary to destroy the town to save it. U.S. Army Major, regarding the village of Ben Tre, Vietnam, on Feb. 7, 1968. Naive, indeed.
Steven Haynes
Arlington

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