Code Pink's actions embolden the terrorists


Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 31, 2005 at 11:56 p.m.
I want to thank all of our troops who are risking or who have risked their lives for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. I want every one to know that Code Pink (an anti-war group) is tormenting our wounded heroes at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. How low can you get?
Every Friday night they put flag draped coffins along the road in front of the hospital and carry signs like "Maimed for a Lie," "Died for Halliburton," and similar put downs. Then they proceed to lecture the wounded about how they obtained their injuries for enlisting in the military.
These people pretend they are concerned about our service people, when in reality they are using them to protest the war. I would have gone down to protest their recent demonstration, but I couldn't do so since they are lighting candles for our fallen comrades whom I respect, no matter what Code Pink's motives are.
When I was at Camp Pendleton, the Marine base, a few weeks ago, all the Marines I talked to were ready to go back to Iraq for the third time. Those boots on the ground know the conditions there and that what they are fighting for is worthwhile.
I lost two brothers in war. Our whole family, including our two Gold Star Mothers, felt that they did not die in vain while protecting our country. Our country was not divided and stood behind President Roosevelt regardless of tremendous casualties. There were over 6,800 killed on Iwo Jima alone in 3 weeks.
Get smart, back this president, back our troops and defeat the terrorists before they blow up school buses, malls, football games, trains, etc. in this country. You and your family are not safe until the terrorists are defeated. You only embolden these terrorists with your protests.
Clair C. Chaffin, Archer

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