What is the real cause of terror in America?

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2007

For years, I've been reading interviews with highway and bridge engineers who are concerned that thousands of American bridges have been left go into dangerous disrepair. The bridge in Minneapolis is only one of many.

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For as many years, I've been reading about terrorism and (politely speaking) difficult-to-believe reasons to spend over a trillion dollars on the war in Iraq. I can't imagine people being more terrorized than when falling 60 feet with a collapsing bridge. Is it terrorism for the Bush administration to ignore unsafe bridges?

Were Hurricane Katrina victims terrorized with slow, agonizing death after failed dikes flooded their homes? Is it terrorism for uninsured Americans to watch their loved ones suffer and die because they cannot afford health insurance? More Americans have died in George Bush's war in Iraq than in the Sept. 11 attack. More than 600,000 Iraqis have died in that war.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seems to have no memory of details surrounding Pat Tillman's death. In the next elections, I hope Americans have a better memory of the terrors Americans are suffering under the Bush administration and his supporters in Congress.

Mark Miller

Juneau



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