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War continues, protests end

I must admit that I chuckle to myself on occasion when hypocrisy rears its head in the most unusual places, this time it’s on the corner of Main Street and Highway 20 in Coupeville.

I remember many times when passing through the intersection seeing the war protesters out there on the weekends with their signs, waving, having a grand time. Spreading their message to all who would listen, damning our president and vice president for their war crimes while purporting to “Support Our Troops.”

Where are the protestors now? Aren’t the troops still there? Aren’t the troops still dying? Isn’t there a plan in place to keep American troops there for the foreseeable future? Aren’t we sending more troops into the Afghanistan war too? Come on, people. Let’s be honest. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Oh, I get it; it’s OK now that Obama is making the decision to escalate the war. Reid and Pelosi have made it so safe for them that you don’t have to go out there to support the troops any more, either. It’s now just a job rather than a war. Ho hum. On to more important things like cow flatulence carbon credits.

Geez, how stupid am I to not know this ...

Scott Smith

Oak Harbor

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