Correspondence

Correspondence OPERATION FREE IRAQ IT'S UNFORTUNATE that every advocate for "peace" will not make the effort to read Stephen F. Hayes's "The Horrors of 'Peace'" (Mar. 10). If nothing else, our...

...Then I remind him that California, taken alone, would be sixth...
...Take M. de Villepin, for example...
...He survived the genocide perpetrated against the Armenians by the Muslim Turks in eastern Turkey in 1915...
...THOMAS M. BEATTIE Mt...
...A much more reasonable goal might be to put the pig in the slaughterhouse on the same moral plane as Fluffy the family dog...
...I READ WITH INTEREST Melana Zyla Vickers's article "Saddam's French Connection" (Mar...
...Herbert Hoover is the hero of those Armenians who know of the history of the Near East Relief Agency, as George W. Bush will be to the Iraqi people when his actions put to flight the darkness of Saddam Hussein...
...If nothing else, our country owes the Iraqi people a debt of honor to finish the job that we encouraged them to start in Iraq in 1991...
...Sadly for a Francophile, France, once ally in deed, then ally in name, is fast becoming no ally at all...
...There is no other...
...Not so the French...
...The United States sent shiploads of food to the docks in eastern Turkey...
...The real reason having leverage in the U.N...
...The United States would rather be right than clever...
...The "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign is also a perfect illustration of why PETA will never be successful in swaying large numbers to their side...
...Vernon, VA FROGS CAN WRITE...
...I have also worked for one of the French "state-controlled conglomerates" Vickers refers to in her article, including assignments in former French colonies...
...Not bad, he says, for such a small country...
...Saddam did it within the week...
...Well, America did help...
...Keep up the excellent work...
...As long as people hope for Saddam's conversion and he acts like he is converting, the French have leverage, with Saddam of course, but more importantly, with the U.N...
...was to request that Iraq pass legislation banning weapons of mass destruction...
...Do not be fooled by the principled, olive branch approach, Chirac posturing as "World Leader for World Peace...
...Army, and I am proud of him and fearful for him as well...
...To get an idea of what such a radio show would sound like, however, just tune in to Washington Journal on C-SPAN any given morning...
...Aside from being completely unnecessary (and in my view untrue), people don't take kindly to attempts to upend the moral pecking order...
...A French colleague often points out to me that France has the fourth largest economy in the world...
...It ceased because he flew to eastern Turkey to supervise, personally, the distribution of the food...
...Fortunately, Bush is ready to back up his convictions with force...
...My father, Peter Bilezikian, is 90 years old...
...CHRISTINE PETRELLA Glen Allen, VA LEFTIES ON THE AIR WHILE LIBERALISM MAY BE POPULAR for a fictional president on television, it remains to be seen whether it will work as a talk show on radio ("Radio Free Liberal," William Tucker, Mar...
...WITT Paris, France...
...And if liberal radio isn't willing to resort to vulgarity to achieve market success, its backers can always do what liberals have done in the pastóget a government subsidy...
...Absurd...
...That is why I can write this letter to you today...
...France now appears to be attempting to reshape the post-9/11 world in its own favor, regardless of the consequences for others...
...The words of some of the Iraqi Americans he quoted brought me to tears as I considered the horror of Saddam's regime and the fact that we had a chance to end this 12 years ago...
...He survived and is alive today because there was a man who embraced the good that America can do...
...PETA seems to believe that the only way to persuade people to stop eating meat is to put humans and animals on the same moral plane...
...Let's face itóthe French are smart...
...Another less shrill argument might be that just because you can consume something might not mean that it's a good idea to do so...
...matters at all, of course, is that the United States and United Kingdom have placed over 200,000 soldiers at Saddam's back...
...Saddam listens to the French...
...For the networks to avoid covering Paul Wolfowitz's event due to the "language difficulties" is preposterous...
...The dark episodes, only, are iterated...
...I live in France...
...JAMES BILEZIKIAN Miami, FL STEPHEN F. HAYES'S "The Horrors of 'Peace' " is fascinating and definitely deserves wide publicity...
...The refrain "Save the starving Armenians" was a familiar one heard in those days...
...However, most of it was commandeered by the black marketeers and never reached the people for whom it was intended...
...I am what you call, for lack of a better term, a Francophile...
...It is also a perfect example of why PETA will never receive one red cent of mine as long as I live...
...I speak French...
...My father and his three siblings, his aunt, and his mother arrived on these shores because of the fortitude, courage, dedication, and honor of one man, who led others in the crusade to save "the starving Armenians...
...DAVID M. WOOSLEY San Angelo, TX ANTI-PETA VEGETARIAN THE "HOLOCAUST ON YOUR PLATE" campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which equates the slaughter of Jews to the slaughter of pigs, is utterly revolting ("The Most Tasteless PR Campaign Ever," Wesley J. Smith, Mar...
...What other country does such things...
...Clever, actually...
...When Democrat callers to this program are not comparing the current administration to Nazi Germany, they are blathering about conspiracy theories that sound like they were taken from a bad oliver Stone movie...
...I have a cousin on the way to Kuwait today in the U.S...
...I enjoy French culture, not least of which is French cooking...
...Not until the appointment of Herbert Hoover to head the Near East Relief Agency did the profiteering cease...
...He is taking his cues from them...
...I have been a vegetarian for about 10 years and PETA has been making a bad name for me since day one...
...PETA's extremist, in-your-face style does more to hurt than help the vegetarian case with the average reasonable person...
...He knows that terrorists acting as dictators must be disarmed before they destroy the innocent...
...And it's soft power they are getting for now...
...The light of the history of America is no longer being taught in the history classes of public schools and the universities...
...They have known for months that the United States will disarm Saddam and have once again made a strategic choice to protect their interests and their secrets...
...KARL D. WIGGINS Northport, AL I CRIED EARLY-MORNING TEARS while reading Stephen Hayes's "The Horrors of 'Peace.'" I am the son of an Armenian immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1922...
...What's more, they like showing they are smart...
...But what we are doing in Iraq is the right thing for many reasons, and Hayes's article confirms that for me...
...It is with particular interest therefore that I watch Jacques Chirac basking in the limelight as a born-again peacenik, along with trusted adviser and foreign minister M. de Villepin...
...His response to Secretary Powell's presentation at the U.N...
...Pay particular attention therefore if the French appear to make no sense at all...
...Bon appetit, Saddam...
...I'm sure the real reasons have more to do with the "difficulty" of the Iraqi Americans' dreams and aspirations being out of line with the antiwar mentality of most major media outlets...
...It's soft power in the form of commercial advantages and public opinion that the French are after...
...and world opinion...
...WALTERS...
...I normally do not tell people that I am a vegetarian for fear that their heads will fill with images of people chaining themselves to things or throwing paint on old women wearing furs...

Vol. 8 • March 2003 • No. 27


 
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