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May 20, 2004

Re: They're just numbers

A reader responds to "Re: They're just numbers":

It's breathtaking for me to read how little persons who comment about Iraq understand about international politics and policies. We are today loosing our soldiers because we have gone along with terrorists and with despot governments hoping they would mature and forget their murderous ways. That hasn't happened. If it weren't for our military, we would either be speaking German or Russian today. But I guess for some that's OK.

America is the only land that still strives for the individual to make their own decisions and to seek their personal goals. No other nation has that priority. Europeans, Asians and Africans laugh at our "pursuit of happiness" concept as stupid and self centered. Yet, we have many, like this blogger who fails to understand this nation's unique obligation to support freedom throughout the world.

What is it about freedom that Seattle's left leaning community fears?

Written by a STop blog reader

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Posted by Colleen Pohlig at May 20, 2004 10:24 AM



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