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Another Perspective

Posted by zaphriel on September 22, 2005

I don’t know the actual date of this letter, but judging by the contents it is rather recent and I think it is worth reprinting…

‘Insensitive’ Atlanta Lady Put’s Terrorism into Perspective

The lady who wrote this letter is Pam Foster of Pamela Foster and
Associates in Atlanta. She’s been in business since 1980 doing interior design
and home planning. She recently wrote a letter to a family member serving in Iraq.
Read it.

WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS?

“Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was “desecrated” when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I’ll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called “insurgents” in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

I’ll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek’s lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed “special” food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being “mishandled,” you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled “Koran” and other times “Quran.” Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and — you guessed it — I don’t care!”

Reminder, I did not write this letter, I am simply reprinting it from this source. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Tom Roeser: Welcome to the Blogosphere

Posted by Mark on September 22, 2005

Tom Roeser is one of the most respected voices in Illinois political commentary. And now he has his own blog! Read it regularly!

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Tom Roeser: Welcome to the Blogosphere

Posted by Mark on September 22, 2005

Tom Roeser is one of the most respected voices in Illinois political commentary. And now he has his own blog! Read it regularly!

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