2001-10-06 / Letters

Sadly Mistaken

Sadly Mistaken

Dear Editor;

Some people never learn. There is no way to appease or please madmen. John Baxter, and others like him, who think that America was attacked because of our foreign policy must come to grips with reality. The terrorists out there hate America for what we have, and more importantly, for what we stand for: freedom and democracy. If Mr. Baxter thinks changing America’s attitudes and ideas will stop terrorism against us and other freedom loving countries around the world, he is sadly mistaken.

Maybe John Baxter doesn’t remember Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler! Once you give in to terrorism, it only emboldens those who would destroy everything and everyone who won’t kowtow to their ideology. How far does Baxter think we should go? When we give in to one demand, does he really think there wouldn’t be another and another and so on, until there is no America? Stop placing blame where there is none. We (the U.S.A.) didn’t bring this on ourselves.

The people who attacked, and used, innocents for mass destruction are barbarians and animals, with no souls and no conscience. They don’t need excuses and we don’t need apologists. You don’t help the cause Mr. Baxter; you just make them laugh louder and harder at the death of our citizens and our freedoms. It’s time for you to stand behind your adopted country! Divisiveness is just what drives these disgusting excuses for human beings. Nothing can be done to stop their hate. There is not a reason on God’s good earth that would allow for the dastardly attack on September 11, 2001. There is no religion or government that would condone mass murder. You must understand, John Baxter, that, plain and simple, this is evil for evil’s sake, and nothing else.

MIRIAM COUGHLIN


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