Trump’s travel ban wouldn’t have stopped 9/11
RE: All you Trump critics take note (Feb. 13)
Peter Colley poses a thought provoking question: “If there was an attack like the World Trade Center in this country, what would you think then?” Would we turn the other cheek? My initial reaction was, probably not. Even after some thought, still probably not.
There would, no doubt, be some drastic consequences for the perpetrators and planners and sanctions against their respective countries of origin. That is where Mr. Colley’s letter in support of the Trump presidency not only falls apart, it becomes dangerous and inflammatory, not unlike much of what we hear from Trump himself.
The letter contains just enough truth to be convincing, but a little fact checking is warranted and revealing. In the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, of the 19 hijackers, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt, and Lebanon. However, Trump’s now failed ban listed the targeted countries as Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. So Mr. Colley, you pose a good question on its own, but don’t use it as a supportive argument for Trump and his policies. David Wiseman, Caledonia