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Reader's letters about Sept. 11 attacks make no sense
by defaultuser Oct 25, 2001 12:00 am Sept. 11
Sept. 11 attacks make no sense"
Here's the commentary from Ted Rudow. In his Oct.19 letter, Rudow states, "For all we know, the government could
just be framing those people, Osama bin Laden and all his
I must admit; I'm a little disappointed. Why stop there? Nothing
really happened at the World Trade Center. In fact, the story on the
East Coast is of a hijacked plane crashing into the Hollywood
sign. Oddly enough, they're celebrating in Time Square.
And what about that Holocaust thing (Letters, Oct. 19)? Does
anyone honestly buy that anymore? Our government has made up
all of this.
Silliness aside, when it comes between putting faith in my
country's leaders or in Rudow's paranoia, I'm going to choose my
leaders. What they say makes more sense than a man who
jumps at his own shadow. If our government wanted to fabricate
evidence against Osama bin Laden in order to quench our "lust"
for war, they could have done that with the Oklahoma City
However, Rudow does make one valid point, and that is the young
generation is handed the dirty work of those in charge. This does
not make the decision of our leaders any less valid. Sadly, war is a
young man's game, and as a young man I have to prepare myself
for possible enlistment if not drafting, depending on how events
But before we bemoan the unfairness of it all, every person in
power was young once, too, and many of them had to accept the
same facts of life. For example, President John F. Kennedy served
Furthermore, the sacrifice of our troops is not the same as the
sacrifices of children made to the ancient deity Molech (Lev. 18:2
1), which Rudow outrageously conveys, attempting to sound
We are not sacrificing young Americans to some god in a ritual.
Rather we are accepting the possible sacrifice of some as a result
in our goal to bring about justice.
Of course, Rudow's not the only one using apathetic religion to
oppose war. There's also Todd Hendry, who states in "Opposing
Views," Oct. 17, "We should just leave everything in the hands of
Well gee, what a cop-out excuse to do nothing.
Jonathan Dekle Reagan