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With thinking like that, it’s a wonder our great country hasn’t already fallen

David Maddox asks why we fund a war but not fund cancer research and indicates he’s not afraid of Iraq.

Iraq isn’t the problem; terrorism is.

And those like Mr. Maddox who aren’t afraid are among those who will invite the next battle to be on American soil, again. I empathize with all who have cancer, and MS, and Alzheimer’s, and any and all illnesses that will result in death. The bottom line has to be that when the battle comes to us in the United States, there isn’t going to be any research on anything.

We’ll be reduced to trying just to survive. Money isn’t going to buy survival, and neither is politics. Our way of life that allows us to have fun, live in relative luxury, and have some freedoms will disappear.

While my son was in Iraq, I actually had a couple of ladies in Granby tell me that if we weren’t spending money on the war we could use the money to stop the pine beetle.

With thinking like that, it’s a wonder our great country hasn’t already fallen. There are many, many of the country’s issues that cannot be solved by throwing a bunch of money at it. And I again believe my son when he tells me with our current war, we are where we need to be, doing a job that needs to be done, and are making a difference.

Am I an extremist? I don’t think so, but I am enough of a realist to believe that the money now being spent to rescue those who refused a mandatory order to evacuate in the face of a devastating storm, could have had much better use. There were plenty of warnings. Many, however, refused to believe things would be as bad as they were being told. So here we go again, a repeat of sorts of four years ago, and we still have terrorists who want all of America to die, and Americans refusing to believe that will ever happen.

Nina Wood


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