Soldier, sailors, airmen like the rest of us

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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Thanks to Michael Heiman (April 24) for his reply to Karl Schoeppe's My Turn (April 10). Leftist ideologues have always had a hard time distinguishing between the military (an institution, and like all institutions, single-mindedly committed to its own agenda over the lives of the people who work for it) and the soldiers and sailors and airmen who - it seems strange to have to say - are just normal working slobs like the rest of us, trying to get by, trying to raise our children, trying to be happy.

The ideologues of the left are just as bad as the ideologues of the right, in letting their ideas blind them to the real people who unfortunately have to live with (and sometimes die for) their myopia.

Jim Hale

Juneau



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