Isn't it amazing that there are so many people who oppose the war with Iraq? I really have to laugh, especially when noticing the colleges with kids/adults holding signs - peaceful or not - protesting the war.
Since when do college kids really know the ins and outs of war? Since when have they become an authority on foreign policy? I guess whom I should really be irritated with are the parents and teachers of these knowledgeable ones. You know, the ones who danced on and burned the flag in protest of the Vietnam War.
Or maybe they are the ones who hug trees, worship animals, kill unborn children and turn their backs on the pledge.
Then we have the intellectual bunch out of Hollywood, which knows how to make smut-filled movies and television shows. They must be strategists in the art of war. Who told them anyone cares what they think about politics? They are paid to act to lines written by someone else and be someone they are not.
The most amusing, but sad, part to this whole issue is this: Because of the freedom we have - which, by the way, was not free - they have a right to protest, just as I have a right to write this letter. But the problem here is that those above-mentioned people are vigorously biting the hand that is feeding them.
To protest this war is a right, but I believe it is a slap in the face of everyone who has served and paid the price of freedom with his life. In the 1940s, anyone protesting would have been labeled a Nazi sympathizer, I believe. Had our nation not defended our homeland, we would have been saluting with a straight arm and goose-stepping. If you do not believe me, ask your grandparents.
The Rev. Todd Upchurch, Dearing, Ga.
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