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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:48 PM
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Letter from my senator: Shelby of Alabama
Dear Ms. Xxxxx

Thank you for contacting me. I always enjoy hearing from my constituents.

I supported the President's decision to go to Iraq, and, regardless of recent reports, I continue to believe that was the right decision.

I also believe that it is in our best national interest to promote order and stability in this volatile region of the world and to starve the intolerant forces of extremism and terror.

Our men and women in uniform have done an outstanding job in Iraq working to liberate the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein's regime, and helping them begin the rebuilding process. I will continue to support our President and our troops as they promote democracy and peace throughout the Middle East.

Again, thank you for contacting me. If I may be of assistance in the future, please don not hesitate to let me know.

Sincerely,

Richard Shelby





This is the only letter I've ever gotten that has pissed me off this much.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:50 PM
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1. They refuse to admit that they were WRONG!
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:51 PM
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3. I'm so GD mad I'm about to explode.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:51 PM
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2. How many innocents
will and have been starved along with the "intolerant forces of extremism and terror?" And will that starvation spread to American fundie extremism as well?
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:54 PM
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4. My question for these people is
if this is success and progress, what would failure look like?

They hide behind glowing generalities like the ones you have highlighted while they avoid any kind of quantification. It is a little like asking someone what the score of last night's game was and they say, "well the Dodger's really starved the batting aspirations of the Angels."
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:57 PM
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5. Well it is Shelby after all...
Did you expect something more?

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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:59 PM
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6. Well, for him to say, "regardless of recent reports"...I guess not.
I think I'll write him about the DSM next. I can't remember if I've written him about that or now. I pretty sure I have, but not recently.

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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:04 PM
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7. You're brave...
It's like getting turned down for a $5 loan then turning around and asking for $50,000...

Good luck...the guy is a jerk...hard to believe he ever called himself a Democrat!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:05 PM
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8. Blah, blah, blah, wave flag, blah, blah, support troops, blah,blah.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 03:06 PM by Tierra_y_Libertad
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