Another example of the type of letter our Republican Rag newspaper prints in the "Letters to the Editor":
Recently two "shadow dancers" pranced their way into the "It's Your Call" column, the non-signatory hideout, for a significant percentage of callers with obscure acumen and wisdom.
I reference two successive princes of dark contributors who stated that: First: "Sen. Kit Bond should silence himself and let the Democrats take care of everything" and second: "Bond hasn't said anything in 10 years." Well my-my-my-! Now let's take a factual, itemized look at your really astute conclusions:
First: Kit Bond has on national TV and in personal conversations with friends (myself included) clearly stated his solid confidence in original joint classified intelligence reports of our CIA and British Intelligence corroborating reports of Saddam Hussein's involvement with harboring top 10 international terrorists, manufacturing heavy WMDs and hosting terrorist training camps.
Just last year, British Intelligence busted a bad conspiracy of terrorists, just prior to setting bombs timed to go off, over five major U.S. cities. Just think, folks: the ACLU wants to "outlaw" the Patriot Act! Absolutely brilliant, "Just peachy" - think about it.
Kit Bond does! He was on the Senate Intelligence Committee for years. He knows that the whole geographic area that reeks of operative Saudi, Iranian, Syrian and Pakistanian (yes) financed terrorist operatives - Sen. Bond knows that a quick pull out of Iraq means more "9-11s" - why do you think they haven't hit us since "9-11?" I studied international terrorism 23 years ago at Nashville's Belmont University under the Ph.D. Director of the Nashville Police Academy. Don't negotiate with terrorists - they're consummate liars! This is more than a "restrictive Vietnam."
Second: Sen. Bond, a four-term senator and a two-term Missouri governor years back, has a U.S. Marine son, Sam, headed back to Iraq as a "sniper expert" on his second duty tour. The Bond family has a personal stake!
Third: Sen. Bond recently was a major sponsor of Federal Highway and Bridge Reconstruction funding bills. Did you notice last summer tremendous Northwest Missouri projects under construction? He is a great advocate of funding for the 139th Airlift Air Guard group in St. Joseph. He is a great friend to Northwest Missouri fire protection districts. Bond pushed through a bill adding $3.2 billion to VA medical funding.
To close, you "shadow dancers" can prance back into your "darkness."
R. Mike Feurt
Savannah, Mo.My Rebuttal that will once again never get printed like always:
Today’s letter, "Shadow Dancers," alleges some things about terrorists, Iraq and our Missouri Senator, Kit Bond, that makes me wonder if the author Mr. Feurt has been reading too many Fairy Tale books or has just decided to pull his “facts” out of the air.
His assertion that Saddam Hussein had been harboring the top ten terrorists is so absurd I would almost laugh if I didn’t want to cry for those 3,000 plus souls who have died and are dying everyday because people believe this stuff. The Sept. 11 commission found no "collaborative relationship" between Iraq and al Qaeda, and according to the Duelfer report of 2004 the only terrorist group found in Iraq was the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—an Iranian opposition group that was long backed by Saddam’s regime as a counterweight to the Tehran government. Not only does the MEK have no connection either to September 11 or Al Qaeda, in the past, it has had strong support from members of our own Congress—including leading Republicans in both chambers and a former Bush cabinet member and another Missouri homeboy, Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Feurt’s polemic that Hussein was manufacturing heavy WMD has been debunked so many times a kindergartner could tell you that Iraq had no Weapons of Mass Destruction.
As far as personal stakes in this war, if Senator Bond really supports our troops why would he vote against funding for health care for former members of the Armed Forces or increases in funding for the Veterans Health Administration. If he really supports the troops why would he also vote against increased funding for Humvee Armor for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you think your Senator cares anything about you or the common Missouri man or woman, then take a look at some of his votes on domestic issues, like his past votes against raising the minimum wage or his most recent vote for a bill that would effectively repeal the federal minimum wage. He also voted to cut forty billion dollars from welfare, child support and student loans and voted against federal funding of stem cell research. You can check out all of Senator Bond’s votes at http://www.vote-smart.org and see for yourself if he is really voting for your interests or for those of our military.