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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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Re: "Hypocrisy Bush's safest option," Jan. 9

To the Editor:

Dear Gazette staff: kindly take a break from your bleeding-heart cries for peace. Consider the events in the 20th century alone that could have been prevented if a leader like George W. Bush had possessed the courage to step in. Your spiteful peace-mongering is not a new phenomenon; it has cost the world countless millions in the previous century and it will cost us more in the future.

While intellectuals clamour for peace and non-resistance, a tyrant's sober planning for bloodshed is made all the more real. The most tragic deaths are the responsibility of those self-righteous, peace-mongering states that do not prevent them. It might have been my archenemy [Gazette news editor] Emmett McFarlane who pointed out the weakness of Iraq compared to North Korea. The United States would vanquish both North Korea and Iraq in a future war, and Iraq's weakness is a reason to go after it. The brilliance of Bush's handling of North Korea commands respect.

Once again, the bleeding-heart peace activists are at odds with the facts: Iraq has violated UN sanctions for over 10 years and no one has had the courage to intervene. North Korea has broken a treaty for three weeks and already the peace-mongers pull the guns of hypocrisy, without realizing who the actual hypocrites are.

Steven W. Allen
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