Letters to the Editor

Bush afraid of grieving mother

My heart goes out to Cindy Sheehan and anyone who has lost a loved one to this manipulation of our current administration. Everyone knows why President Bush won't meet with Ms. Sheehan: He is afraid of facing the obvious question about this assault by our country. I remember at the beginning of this "war on weapons of mass destruction" he said we were going to get Osama bin Laden and the axis of evil. Well, no bin Laden, no weapons of mass destruction, only loss of many American lives. Do these people want to be free? I think they just want us to go away.

This is Vietnam all over. Don't we learn from our mistakes? And the so-called "fair and balanced" Fox News has its spinners out trying to make Sheehan look crazy. All of the press is out of control. They are not fighting the good fight. Where are the Woodward and Bernstein reporters of days gone by?

- Sally Spelbring


Chambliss wrong on immigration

For those of us who have long watched and listened to Sen. Saxby Chambliss ("Chambliss: We'll tackle immigration," Aug. 12, Page 1A) spout his political dissembling about being strong on immigration enforcement recognize that he has decided to support amnesty for untold millions of illegal aliens who have broken our immigration laws. There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that Chambliss plans to do absolutely nothing about illegal immigration except to call it something that sounds more friendly to illegal aliens.

So Chambliss wants to issue something called a blue card that would allow illegal aliens to stay temporarily (in a pig's eye) if they are proven to be law-abiding and are not taking jobs away from American workers. Folks, this supposed blue card is simply a way to grant the amnesty he says he does not support.

First, most illegal alien criminals routinely change their IDs and names. Secondly, based on past experiences, there has never been a successful program to verify that there were no Americans willing to take specific jobs.

Even with high-tech work visas for supposed skilled foreign workers, that provision has proven impossible to enforce. Saxby knows all this, but he has become so beholden to his deep-pocket agricultural backers and developer contributors that he is now incapable of admitting these truths.

Saxby Chambliss, like all too many politicians, has become much too attached to his Senate seat and obviously will do anything to keep it. His attitude has become American jobs be d-----, if Sax can only keep his seat.

I will do my small part to remove his title of senator.

- Gene Wade