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Feedback: Most recent wars successful

I am responding to the letter of Diana Nicholai, which states that, “a recent letter writer should know history a little better.”

She apparently is upset with the noise that our airmen are making, having the audacity to disturb the calm of the island. She infers that if our country would mind its own business, we wouldn’t have to be put to the inconvenience of all that noise.

She infers that we were attacked on Sept. 11 because we had become “too greedy” and others see us as “ugly Americans.” I found her reference to the Twin Towers as the Babel Tower highly offensive. She said we were not attacked by a nation but by a group of terrorists with many different philosophies. No, Ms. Nicholai, they did not have different philosophies. They were of one philosophy, radical Islam. Having read the Koran, something I am sure you have not done, I can only state that the terrorists have disgraced their religion and continue to do so.

How you can refer to the Twin Towers as the Tower of Babel is inconceivable. Your selective knowledge of history says it all. Your reference to Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm as amounting to nothing, shows that you quit reading the history books in fifth grade. Having served in Korea and Vietnam, I take offense at your off hand comments. Korea was a success, and if you don’t think so, ask the folks in South Korea. Vietnam would have been a success, had it not been for folks of your political bent that sold our allies down river. Desert Storm kicked Iraq out of a country they had brutally invaded. Haven’t you been paying attention? You are probably upset that we landed in France on D-Day and disturbed the ecology of Omaha Beach.

Bottom line is, as you say, that the pilots need to get their night flying in to prepare for war. I am sorry if it, “gets old after a while.” You state that we are “hated.” Maybe you should include yourself amongst those that are the haters. I would love to debate history with you. It would be easy.

Sig Harbak

Oak Harbor

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