Pubdate: Sat, 01 Jun 2002
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Copyright: 2002 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Author: Ann Morgan


U.S. Must Refocus Efforts To Fight The Real Evil

It has been said that you cannot fight a war on two fronts. You must devote 
resources to one area. Yet our government is trying to fight a war not just 
on two fronts, but on several dozen.

The administration claims it is fighting a war against terrorism, yet it 
continues to spend billions fighting other wars unrelated to stopping 
terrorists, such as the war on drugs. Every dollar spent fighting drugs is 
one less dollar for fighting terrorism. Every dog trained to sniff out 
drugs is one less dog that could be trained to sniff out explosives or poisons.

Also, we as a nation really need to re-educate ourselves and get over our 
indoctrinated gun phobia. What could be so horrible about a gun that rather 
than permit pilots to defend their planes, we prefer simply to shoot down 
that plane and kill everyone aboard? People need to ask: Why is the 
government so willing to sacrifice all these innocent lives rather than to 
abolish the illusion that guns are inherently evil?

I believe we could be a great nation again and could win this war against 
evil, but not if we waste resources and allow irrational fears to render us 

Ann Morgan

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