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Play by the planet’s rules

Marion Syrek
Wednesday June 26, 2002

To the Editor, 

It was okay for the United States to kill hundreds of thousands of civilians in Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Vietnam, using weapons of mass destruction, because we are good and our enemies are evil. 

Now our enemies are striving to develop their own weapons of mass destruction. They say that this would level the playing field. 

We’ve got to show them that this is our planet, and our playing field, and if they want to be in the game, they’ve got to play by our rules. 

The commies were evil because they went around trying to overthrow governments by force and violence. Of course, that’s what our forefathers did to the British Colonial government back in the 1770s. But that was then, and this is now. 

To end terrorism, we have overthrown the government that controlled Afghanistan by voice and violence, and now we are planning to do the same thing to Iraq. To hell with what the Afghanis or the Iraqis want. This is our playing field and if they don’t like it, they can shut up and get out. 


Marion Syrek