Polarizing fear-mongering


Thomas Shields’ letter of July 19 was nothing more than a partisan lesson in fear-mongering and polarization. Saying that Democrats hope to use failure in Iraq for political gain is a joke, and suggesting that the party’s needs are more important than the American people’s is absurd. Especially since the Bush administration has been about nothing more than taking care of special interest groups, shredding the Constitution, butchering the environment, lying to the American people, and making one terrible decision after another in the eyes of the international community.

The only reason this country is in the position of having to decide about Iraq is because the colossal mistake of going there was made in the first place.

Shields’ letter sounded like a job application to Fox “Noise” Channel, or an attempt to impress Ann Coulter.

America is great, but its leaders have made mistakes. The people’s biggest mistake was electing President George W. Bush, and it will take years to undo the damage.

Fellow patriots should take heart – Jan. 20, 2009, is not that far away. I think Thomas Jefferson said it best when he wrote, “A little patience and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells disolved, and the people, recovering their sight, restore their government to its true principles.”


Michael Johnson, Windham