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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

They Write Letters. Johnny Carrera writes a letter to the Globe. I don't know if they published it, but I sure will.

The sad statement by Dick Cheney equating Ned Lamont with AlQueda got me thinking about F.D.R.'s famous words that "The only thing we have to fear is Fear itself." If former legal council to Richard Nixon, John Dean, is correct; Fear is what causes a nation to fall into the clutches of Facism. And Fear seems to be all that our Administration is peddling. If our goal is to stop terrorism, perhaps we should take a step back and remember the big question after 9/11: "Why do they Hate us?" You know what? They sure have a lot more reasons after a hundred thousand civilians lie dead around the Middle East because our administration thinks War is better business than Peace. What if George Bush had followed up on the notion that we would all have to sacrifice after 9/11? A fireside chat reassuring us that we are still the safest, most priviledged country in the world would have made sense. How about suggesting getting to know our neighbors is part of doing our part to make our country safer - wouldn't that be preferrable to having our goverment wire tap our phone lines? We are such a strong nation - we could have afforded to be seen as the good guys. Yes, finding Osama Bin Laden would have been a good idea, but starting a War that Dick Cheney is purported (acording to Seymore Hirsch) to want to expand into Iran is not the solution. Next time let's remember "Speak softly but carry a big stick."

he might have published it himself at

Johnny is my brother in law. Actually this link is major cool too. I especially like the headline "go back to work" but stress that "like" and "obey" are very very different concepts.

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