Colmnist no danger to nation
Ed Green stated Jan. 8 in this letter to the editor that Opinion page columnist Tibor Machan was wrong in his view of the Iraq invasion and that those views were dangerous to America. I won't argue Machan's opinion concerning the invasion, except to say that a compilation of the president's own words and the words of those around him have made clear that Iraq was not a threat to America and that there was no connection between Iraq and the events of 9/11. And finally no nuclear, biological or chemical weapons have been found after months of sifting the sand.
I will argue that someone's views are not a threat to this great republic. I know that Republicans have tried to silence people that disagree with them. For example, they tried to silence Ambassador Joe Wilson by revealing that his wife was a CIA operative.
Mr. Machan does not have nearly the audience (megaphone) that the conservative Clear Channel Radio group and their 1,200 plus stations provide Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly and Savage. Yet, these "chicken hawks" (never wore a military uniform), Clear Channel Radio and their ditto head constituency are not a threat to America.
I once thought the only people who listened to those chicken hawks were people who needed hearing aids. But when I found out Clear Channel was encouraging their stations not to play Dixie Chick music, because the Chicks were less than complimentary about Dubya, I just quit listening to the local country and western Clear Channel station. I had all my radio buttons set on that station, but no more.
Finally, if you don't agree with Machan's editorials, which I don't most of the time, just shut him down like I do Clear Channel. Incidently, I am ashamed that Dubya was selected.