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War in Iraq

September 23, 2004

Re: Bush Can't Protect Us (letter to the editor, La Cañada Valley Sun, Sept. 16):

I too am greatly saddened about the 1,000 plus young men and women who have given their lives for the war on terrorism in Iraq. Let us also not forget the almost 3,000 Americans who died on September 11, the day that marked the start of this war.

I can't believe any thinking American would refer to this as a war "for the enrichment of a few." This is a war to protect America and our way of life. I, for one, would rather see this war fought in Iraq rather than in our country.

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Mr. Mayes' letter sounded like talking points from "Fahrenheit 911" or from the DNC. What country is he living in? The country I live in has a growing economy which has created thousands of jobs in spite of the recession Bush inherited from Bill Clinton and despite the effects of the 9/11 attacks on the economy. Mr. Mayes fails to remember that George Bush was president for eight months before the attacks while Bill Clinton and the Democrats were in power for eight years and failed to do anything to protect us. He threatened to respond to the previous attacks on our country such as the first bombing of the World Trade Center but failed to do anything but bomb an aspirin factory.

The terrorists respond to strength and to leaders who keep their word. Who among us thought that on that dark day, September 11, we would not have any other attacks? Coincidence? I think not. George Bush has protected us. He is the right man at the right time. Let's keep him where he belongs for four more years.

God Bless George Bush and God Bless America.

Rhoda S. McComb

La Cañada Flintridge

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