Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Letters to the Editor

Walsh deserves boot for supporting Bush's war

It is time for Rep. Jim Walsh to be shown the door. Yet again, it is time for Walsh to be up for re-election. Without doubt, he has supported many local initiatives through pork barrel politics over the years. But, especially in the past six years, he has worn out his welcome.

His decisions on foreign policy matters are having a much graver influence on our lives than a new Little League field. Mr. Walsh has been in lock-step with the Bush neo-cons on every important issue regarding the wars in the Middle East.


Bad war decisions call for changes in leadership
To the Editor:

If J.R. Manier has any complaints about her grandson being called back to the military, she should write her congressman, also known as Jim Walsh, who will be of no help. Do not count on help from your senators, either, you will just get a form letter that they will look into it.

Remember this on voting day. Changes need to be made! They say there is no draft but what they are doing is backdooring our servicemen who already served their country honorably and now they are being asked to do it again. We are stretched too thin, but the "decider" is going to stay the course!

Bush policy should include partial redeployment
To the Editor:

I am a registered Republican. However, I am baffled by President Bush's verbiage on the war in Iraq. He says we must "stay the course" in this quagmire.
Mr. Bush's comments are indicating that the U.S. will be in Iraq for a long, long time to come, costing this country billions of dollars each year, funds that are sorely needed to protect our own bridges, buses, trains and seaports.

The answer, Mr. Bush, is "phased redeployment." When the Iraqi army, for instance, is performing satisfactorily in an area of northern Iraq, it makes 1,000 of our troops no longer needed. Let's use partial redeployment as policy in Iraq!

Knowlton Foote


At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People need to realize that kicking Walsh out of office is the best way to deal with frustration with Bush. As we all know, Walsh has been in line w/ the administration right along. In essence, Walsh IS Bush's policies. If you want to "Stay the Course, " then vote for Walsh and his failed Bush Doctrine. If you want a change, then vote Dan Maffei!

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a letter published on the 17th of August calling out Walsh for being a friggin liar. Unfortunately, the Post cut out the first paragraph with the proof that he is a liar. Figures.

I've been seeing quite a few letters recently in opposition to Walsh and the Rep Congress. Good thing too because we really can't afford any more Rep rule. bush and his enablers in Congress have really screwed up this country.

~Welcome back by the way, Watcher

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well-written post, and an interesting position. It seems like a sort of compromise rather than a radical decision in either direction, which seem to be very popular. Well done.


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