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Colorado Springs Independent (Newspaper) - September 8, 2005, Colorado Springs, Colorado 3 Independent september 8-14, 2005 letters editor 235 s. Nevada ave., is co 80903 be mail All letters must include the authors name and daytime Telephone number for in Iraq regarding Dan Hanchey a letter a just the news please Quot in the aug. 25 Issue even or. Hanchey a questionable use of popularity As a criterion of newsworthiness should be satisfied by the latest Public opinion polls in which the majority of respondents hold what he chooses to Call a the anti american administration minority View Quot regarding our adventures in Iraq. Further or. Hanchey a attempt to make Light of the . Military death toll in Iraq by comparing it to the number of Domestic traffic casualties is odious on a couple of counts and seems a far cry from the a support our troops attitude that he espouses. A a cools pm very patriotic and i love my country. However i do not agree with the Way it s being run. Never forget the president and his administration work for us a you and me. He seems to think its the other Way around. He a by far the worst president in . History on All fronts. Putting the War aside what has he done domestically he s accomplished absolutely nothing worthwhile. Well he does manage to take a lot of vacations. I la bet there Are a few soldiers in Iraq who would love a vacation or just a phone Call Home. Heck they would probably just be Happy with decent pay so their families need to rely on food Stamps to survive. In a very thankful for the Independent. Its very difficult having Moder quote of the week _ Quot and so Many of the people in the Arena Here you know were underprivileged anyway so this is working very Well for a first Mother Barbara Bush in an interview with National Public radio during a tour of the Houston Astrodome on monday. By that logic should t he condemn the whole a War on terror a when fewer people were killed on 9/11 than die every month on our roads what Comfort should it be to a grieving family member that so Many Are killed on our roads Why ignore non-. Deaths in Iraq a for example the tens of thousands of iraqi civilians and Why not direct the $200-plus billion that we borrowed for Iraq towards reducing that awful monthly traffic death toll a Tom Fagan Colorado Spring slots of vacations yes or. Hanchey More americans May be killed in traffic accidents each month than have been killed in the Iraq War. However there a something you re overlooking. No one is ordered to drive anywhere or to Fly anywhere or to even leave their Home if they so choose. We All do that at our own risk. Our Young men and women Are being ordered to fight a War that has no justification. Yeah Saddam is a bad bad Man. There Are lots of bad bad men in charge of Many countries in the world. Take a look at a few countries in Africa South America and Central America. I done to see us running to the Aid of those countries. I guess maybe because they done to have any Oil just a guess though. Being anti War anti Bush and anti Bush administration is not unpatriotic. I support our troops too percent a always have even before it was ate views when you live in a City controlled by the Ultra right Wing evangelical christians. In a glad to hear from other people with the same views and opposing views. In a also very Happy to have the Opportunity to rebut those views. A Debra James Colorado Springs Veteran Mother of a . Marine and a . Sailor daughter in Law of a Veteran daughter of a Veteran sister of two veterans. Shall i go on strumming away horrific and heartbreaking an american City is near destruction. Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco has ordered a Complete evacuation of new Orleans. Parts of the City Are underneath As much As 12 feet of water. The mayor of neighbouring Slidell Ben Morris is predicting six to 12 weeks before electrical Power will be restored. Schools will be closed for at least two months. Rescuers Are pushing dead bodies to the Side in an Effort to save As Many people As possible. Predictions of damage costs Are exceeding $17 billion dollars. Due to disruption of the Supply Chain Gas prices May jump As much As $1.10 per gallon Over the pre katrina prices. What is president Bush doing at this time of National catastrophe he a in san Diego strumming a guitar Given to him by country Singer Mark wills. A modern Day Nero fiddling while Rome Burns. A Jeff Courtright Colorado Springs in a horrific and heartbreaking Way Hurricane katrina confirmed that George w. Bush and his cronies Are much More effective at ending the lives of innocent people around the world As compared to saving innocent lives on the very soil of the country they claim to be protecting. And Mother nature always gets it right. Jerome l. Husebye Colorado Spring corporate patsies i watched the aug. 30 a night line special on the effects of katrina on the Gulf states with interest and great sadness. I found it to be Well written produced and delivered. Then came Ted Koppel a closing remarks about the a inevitable terrorist attack on american soil a a thinly veiled plug for Bush a War game implying that fighting this a War on terror is the Only Way to protect our country. The Only connection Between the War and the Hurricane is that the people in the Gulf Region would be safer if they had full use of their National guard. They done to because Junior sent Many of them overseas to kill iraqis. The president is stumping All Over the country on our dim trying to drum up War support and raise his flagging credibility. The american citizens done to need More corporate Media patsies continuing the trend of Matching Low poll numbers for Bush with More terror alerts and bold statements designed to keep us in Check through fear. A Dan Wiencek Colorado Spring Sio extreme feminists the hypocrisy of the left shines through brightly As Nan soil Wagen president of the National organization for women of the pikes Peak Region wrote her thoughts about pastor Ted Haggard entering politics in a letter from the sept. 1-7 edition of the Independent. Her reflected theme on this topic was a a it a not a Good idea to mix religion and pig Slop. Doublespeak. Animal farm code. Orwellian crazy making if she and other liberals would Only be honest and quit their political spin then is. Stilwagen would have to admit that she is speaking Only in half truths. In reality she does no to mind the mixing of religion and politics if it happens to be a leftist ideologue who supports her letters continued on next Page the smart alternative Colorado Springs largest locally owned newspaper. Your City paper. September 8-14, 2005 a vol 13. No 36 publisher John Weiss editor Cara Degette editorial managing editor Vanessa Martinez contributing editor Kathryn Eastburn reporters Michael do Yoanna Dan Wilcock columnist John Hazlehurst assistant editor Kara Luger assistant to the editor Sara Gallagher contributors Boh Campbell. John Dicker Joe Kuzma Aaron Rutka Rebekah Shardy David Torres Rouff Matthew Schniper Bettina Swigger. Rich Tosches Wayne Young copy editor Kirk wound sales retail advertising director Tori Hornick account execs Susan Molumby Maria pole. Cat Swendsen Jennifer Wyrick sales coordinator Lori Green classified advertising director Suzie Broshous classified team Leader Jeff Moore classified account execs Murray Bubis. Paul Dolder Yvonne Ramo Sart and production Art director Kathy Conarro production manager Cathy Cayton or. Graphic designer Jeff Hansen graphic designers Chris Didario Sally Piette contributing photographers Sean Cayton. Bruce Elliott eolian Fitzpatrick Christian , Jane Mcbee. Sunnie sacks Creighton Smith operations ceo general manager fran Zankowski assistant publisher Carrie Simison Bitz director of first impressions Jeu Rieger distribution manager Chris Gorman accounting supervisor Arelys Quot a Quot Zeppenfeldt accounts receivable clerk Jamie Romeo senior advisors Jim Lucas Rodney a Ltd it aboard Erik Cushman James Stewart George Thurlow. Greg w Alta John Weiss Frau Zankowski e letters editor managing editor general manager publisher display advertising classified dept. Distribution Art director business office listings mail us the always smiling Jamie Romero. The Colorado Springs Independent published every thursday is available free Ai More than 825 High traffic locations throughout Elpaso Pueblo and Teller counties. Limit one copy per Reader additional copies or Back issues available at the Independent for $1 per copy. The Independent assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts. A copyright 2005 the Colorado sprints Independent All rights reserved. Material May not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The Colorado Springs Independent 235 s Nevada ave., is. Co 80903 s 719/577-4545 s classifieds 719/635-1112 a 719/577-4107 a Home delivery in Eli astr and Teller counties $26/year. Includes sunday Denver Post no other options available. Subscriptions outside Elpaso and Teller counties $52/vear via lists. a 8 8 o c i a t i . E printed with soy Ink

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