Tuesday, April 1, 2003

George W. Bush worst, most inept U.S. president ever
I believe that President George W. Bush is the worst, most inept person to ever occupy the White House. Since he stole the presidency, America has been going downhill. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

SRS policy concerns everybody
Remarks have been made to the effect that perhaps folks from outside Aiken, S.C., shouldn't have input into Savannah River Site policy. Let us remember that SRS, the largest nuclear weapons facility in the United States, has been completely funded by U.S. taxpayers. Our money pays every salary, builds every building and purchases every gram of plutonium manufactured in this nation.Glenn Carroll, Decatur, Ga.

'Chronicle'-sponsored concert excellent
I would like to thank The Chronicle for having sponsored the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus concert held March 23 at the Bell Auditorium. The performance was excellent and obviously timely. I'm sure that everyone there enjoyed every moment of it. Bryce Brown, Aiken, S.C.

Pride replaces son's sadness over the tragedy of war
The operation to liberate Iraq rages on and American soldiers are being killed. Their untimely and heroic deaths bring back a flood of memories of my childhood. Tommy John, Martinez, Ga.

Simple solution to smoking in restaurants
The issue of smoking in public restaurants and bars has a very simple answer. Why must the government make everything so difficult? Ronnie Conrad, Augusta

Elected officials not paying attention
I wonder if anyone has noticed the foreign buy-out of a huge chunk of our drinking water works? According to the Feb. 12 Charleston Gazette, three European water companies have expanded into every region of the world. A German industrial giant paid $8.6 billion for 800 water systems serving 15 million people in 27 states and three Canadian provinces. Robert Periano, Augusta

To date, war is only way to ensure free speech
The March 26 letter by Ingrid Jansen, "Rambo-style president paints backers of peace as unpatriotic," proves that World War II has not been taught in school. Where would these peace-loving people be who have demonstrated against their president going to war against Iraq if we had let Adolf Hitler run to and fro all over Europe? They wouldn't be demonstrating or showing their signs ... Our First Amendment right of free speech would have been gone. Vernon Blanchard, Appling, Ga.

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