Letter to the editor:

Political attacks tear country apart

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 (2:01 a.m.)

Our country has survived many changes since the Great Depression, but today we appear to be on a demoralizing political division with no end in sight.

From 1941 to Victory Day in 1945, we stood proudly shoulder-to-shoulder through World War II and celebrated with our heads held high.

Then, from 1950 into 1953, our involvement in the Korean conflict made us question our politicians.

Then, from 1953 into 1975, came the Vietnam fiasco that was our country’s first major political blunder.

The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 gave us a scare, but the outcome once again seemed to unite us politically.

In 1990 and 1991, during the highly televised Desert Storm invasion, we seemed to take it in stride politically because it only lasted 28 days.

Then on Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden’s group of radicals attacked our land, and once again we were politically united.

Then, in 2003, came the invasion of Iraq.

After eight years of death and destruction, and factual evidence that this fiasco should never have occurred, we have finally ended the war but not political divide.

So far, it is our country’s worst political disaster.

Our folks temporarily joined forces when we killed Osama bin Laden, but instead of mass celebrations of a job well done, some of our politicians once again got in attack mode for political reasons.

Now we have politicians screaming to bomb Iran. They have no knowledge of what is really going on. They just keep dividing us as they rant like idiots.

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