I honestly don’t know what is worse, the ignorance this letter displays or the fact the pointy heads at the S&S saw fit to print it:
'Politicians' are us
I am confused as to the meaning of this administration when Vice President Dick Cheney or President Bush say that the decision to leave Iraq will not be made by "politicians in Washington."
The politicians are in Washington because we (the people) chose them during the last election cycle respectively. We chose these people to represent us because we have a representative form of democracy. So when Bush says he will not listen to "politicians in Washington," he is essentially saying he will not listen to us, the people.
How can Bush say he wants to spread "democracy" throughout the world when he clearly scoffs at democracy here in the United States.
KRISTINE PERSSON, BUFFALO
You, my dear Kristine are one of the most ignorant fools I’ve been forced to suffer.
Read the US Constitution Kristine – if you can read that is – and you will understand the source of my angst:
Article II, Section 2 states, in part: The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States…
“Commander in chief” means he decides when the troops come home, not the members of the House and/or Senate and, most definitely not Kristine Persson of Buffalo Minnesota.
I’d like to give Kristine the benefit of the doubt, but I truly believe that she believes the members of Congress should vote on how to employ military force. If the country operated under her vision, we would still be fighting World War II.
Kristine Persson of Buffalo, Minnesota, should sue the S&S for exposing her ignorance to the world.