America is worth saving

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2007

To the Editor:

Do you sometimes fret as I do of the direction our country seems headed? There was a brief period following the 9/11 attacks whereby the country came together, put aside partisan bickering, and worked toward a common goal. However, the memory of that bleak day when thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives now seems to be forgotten.

It wasn’t long after the cowardly attack some were even suggesting our government might have been involved in the disaster. I dare say there were many blaming our foreign policy for causing the tragedy. How preposterous the idea our government planned and carried out such a reprehensible cold blooded murderous attack upon our own.

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There are plans for a documentary depicting our country as the culprit for the 9/11 attacks. It is being produced by a wealthy American who has benefited from the freedoms allowed by this great nation.

The film should really make good propaganda for Al-Qaeda and the other radical groups intent on destroying us. Personally, I feel it is an affront to every American who lost their life that day and the thousands of brave soldiers who have given their lives.

We live in the greatest country on the face of the earth, why some would aid and abet our enemies is beyond my ability to comprehend. It is perplexing that some would offer up excuses for those sworn to annihilate us. Why some would side with evil against America is stunning.

It appears their hatred for George W. Bush and the present administration overshadows any objective reasoning they may possess.

We need to come together, as in World War II, and help defeat the enemies at our doors. The terrorists cannot be wished or appeased to just go away. It appears Europe can no longer be counted on because of their precarious situation. America may be the last great hope of the free world. Will we survive or be relegated to a footnote in history? The choice is ours collectively to make, but a house divided cannot stand.

James G. Smith, Legionnaire