Letters to the Editor

Feedback: Get over adolescent attitude

I am a student at Oak Harbor High School and I would like to respond to Mr. Givan’s letter from Saturday, Jan. 17, Whidbey News Times.

First, I would like to know how old Mr. Givan is. The last sentence in his letter showed a remarkable adolescent attitude like my younger sister’s.

Second, I would like to know where Mr. Givan obtained his facts of President Clinton winning the presidency by only electoral votes. The facts are: In 1992 Mr. Clinton won the electoral vote by 202 votes and the popular vote by almost 6 million votes over Mr. Bush. In 1996 Mr. Clinton did much better with 220 electoral votes and almost eight million popular votes over Mr. Dole. Mr. Givan’s information seems to be flawed.

Third, President Clinton did not declare war on Bosnia. President Clinton won approval from NATO for a limited bombing campaign that led to peace talks and a NATO peacekeeping force at the end of 1995, unlike Bush’s pre-emptive attack that was condemned by the entire world, including NATO and the UN. I hope this answers Mr. Givan’s time table question. Further, there were no challenges of back room politics for President Clinton’s intentions in Bosnia, as there are now for Bush’s intention in Iraq.

Last, I would like to say to Mr. Givan, the only hate and discontent you speak about appears to be from you. I would suggest you take your own advice and “get over it and move on.” President Clinton has not been president for three years. Mr. Bush needs to take responsibility for his own problems.

Justin Pardington

Oak Harbor

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