Cut­ting and run­ning not the so­lu­tion

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

I am an 82-year-old widow of a World War II pilot and, to me, some con­gres­sional words and ac­tions are in­ex­pli­ca­ble. Who could vote for a war and, when the go­ing gets tough, slan­der the com­man­der in chief, den­i­grate the mil­i­tary, and give aid and com­fort to the en­emy? Demo-cut-and-run-rats, for the sec­ond time around. The Viet­nam “bug out” was shame­ful and aw­ful for our coun­try and mil­i­tary, but the en­su­ing blood­bath in South Viet­nam, the geno­cide in Cam­bo­dia and the civil war in Laos were mon­strous.

If Amer­ica aban­dons Iraq, what will hap­pen to the peo­ple? Will the Is­lam­o­fas­cists cease their global threats, ri­ots, kid­nap­pings and mur­ders? Will they take back their dec­la­ra­tions of war and ex­press re­gret for 9/11? Will they stop try­ing to an­ni­hi­late Is­rael? Will they quit tak­ing chil­dren to those aw­ful madras­sas, where their in­no­cent brains are twisted with ha­treds and death-love by evil fa­nat­ics? Or will there be huge cel­e­bra­tions and im­mense growth of ji­hadists?

What about our bravest and finest, the mil­i­tary men and women who have fought so hard and given so much, but still have to cope with the “I loathe the mil­i­tary” crowd? The Demo-cut-and-run-rats, their syco­phant me­dia and the Hol­ly­wood Left have been most elo­quent. The en­emy thinks so too, and their rhetoric is in­ter­change­able. Pres­i­dent Bush en­dures it all with grace, for­bear­ance and­honor—qual­i­tieshisen­e­mies­donothave. Mary M. Got­tner Austin, Texas

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