Granby " Greed, aggression leaving quite a mess for our children
May 28, 2008
To the Editor:
This is a response to Jean Holly’s letter (Friday, May 23). She wrote, “The biggest and very long war was started when Democrat F.D. Roosevelt was our president. There again it happened after we’d been attacked, as the Iraq war was.”
I appreciate her compliment that I must being young. I wish it were true. But I do know my history well enough to know that WW II was not started when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor. The United States had already been fighting in Europe by that point in the war. I also know that Iraq never attacked us. We attacked that country against the wishes of the United Nations over false U.S. intelligence reports that Hussein was working on weapons of mass destruction. It had nothing to do with Sept. 11, as G.W. Bush would have us believe. Maybe you should study up on your American history.
As for businesses in Granby … well, I just don’t get the connection. But I do know that the gap between the rich and the poor has gotten larger every year since 1960, and giving tax cuts to the very rich and pandering to large oil companies and corporations like Haliburton has not helped.
And while our middle class is disappearing and schools and social programs are suffering, we’re spending billions of dollars on a war that few Americans feel is justified. It doesn’t matter which side wins or loses, our kids will lose when they inherit the $3 trillion debt that the Bush administration has run up. (I won’t even get into what a mess the present administration has made of the U.S. economy.)
Nasty letter wars won’t solve the problems of our nation. I don’t think Democrats have all the answers, and I’m not telling anyone how to vote. I just wish Americans will look at the larger picture when they vote in November. The future of our nation lies in the hands of our children, and we are handing them a real mess that was created by greed and aggression.