Originally created 01/17/04

Bush is good leader, not a mental case

In reference to Mark Gelbart's Jan. 13 letter, "G.W. Bush should be committed to a mental hospital":

This gullible, brainwashed citizen couldn't help responding to the letter from the gentleman who feels President George W. Bush should be institutionalized.

His analogies comparing the president's predicament on 9-11 to Saddam Hussein's situation were ludicrous, to put it mildly. The analogy alluding to invading Argentina at the beginning of World War II, instead of the axis powers, was idiotic.

As I remember, our president was not at the White House when we were attacked on 9-11. Was he supposed to fly into Andrews Air Force Base, not knowing the situation?

Perhaps Mr. Gelbart remembers that Americans fought World War II on many fronts: Europe, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. There were simultaneous campaigns in each of these arenas. In addition, America launched a vigorous home defense.

I think that we finally have another president who can walk and chew gum at the same time, and brave men and women to back him up. So, I say, let's keep G.W. Bush where he is and not lock him away.

Shelton Chance, Perkins, Ga.


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