From the Letters to the Editor section of the Moscow Pullman Daily News
I found this garbage in the online version of the MPDN today along with a comment I wholeheartedly endorse
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - Page Updated at 12:00:00 AM
Iran is not a threat
Seattle newspaper cartoonist David Horsey recently published a pictorial alert for all of us who hope for an early return of our troops from Iraq. It showed Vice President Cheney standing by a large map of the Middle East. An eager President Bush asks "Is it true, Dick, that you now have a plan to get us out of Iraq?" Cheney responds "Yes, indeed," and points to the map that shows large arrows pointing from Iraq to Iran.
There are continuing hints that our military in Iraq believes Iran is supplying bombs and other weapons to Shiite militias in Iraq for operations against us. It appears that the Neocons who helped Cheney push for our invasion of Iraq are now planning entry into war with Iran. This surely will be against the wishes of the American public.
There is little evidence that Iran is a direct threat to the United States, but it is worrisome for our treaty ally Israel. Surely this is a problem for diplomacy rather than military action. A bombing of Iran will worsen the future both of Israel and the United States.
Malcolm and Carol Renfrew
And the reply
August 15, 2007, 1:45 pm Fed Up Vet says:
Dear Malcolm and Carol,Please do tell us what "ally" and "treaty" mean. Either your thinking is just plain faulty or you are the worst kind of cowardly betrayers who will eventually find your way to the 9th circle (of hell) so eloquently described by Dante. I believe you are the latter. You are worse than Neville Chamberlain. You are beneath Vidkun Quisling. You are beyond that most notorious American traitor; Benedict Arnold. You openly and boldly undermine American society and international interests while wrapped in the flag and protected by the Constitution.
That doesn't even begin to touch upon the matter of your complete and absolute ignorance of the ground conditions in Iraq and Iran, terrorist operations, state support of terrorist operations, Iranian politics, Persian mindset, religious extremism, or a host of other things life in the sheltered environment you occupy hasn't exposed you to. Please stand back and let those charged with protecting your comfortable lifestyle do their jobs. I've heard WAY too much cowardly, ignorant sniveling and whining to even attempt civil discourse.
You're the kind of Cindy Sheehan coward that shows up professing support of the troops while encouraging greedy politicians to monkeywrench any chance they have of succeeding. Know that I and my fellow soldiers and veterans hold you to be beneath contempt.