Published DateTo the editor,
I want to reply briefly to letter written by Ron Tricca on May 30:
I have said in the past and I'll say it one more time. The Republican Party is history. You lost in the last election. You will lose the next one. All signs the country is on the comeback with not one vote from the party of NO showing assistance of any kind. Your letter answers none of my questions — some where you got twisted up. I guess you know now what Senator Bob Dole said on Sunday was correct. The GOP party is out to lunch.
Your letter has been written before by others using the same argument and proven wrong by many fine liberal Democrats.I suggest you go back a few months and read past issues of letters to editor. The WMDs that you refer to were given to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s by the Reagan administration during Iraq Iran war. (Reference U.S. involvement in Iran Iraq War 1980.)
The question you didn't answer was WHY an American civilian in harm's way is murdered and a soldier is killed? You are right on many hard working folks know how to type. I should have said that growing up in a small Vermont town (40s 50s) typing was not something most boys took up. I served 20 years in U.S. army, drove truck cross country for 20 years, worked local for eight years, retired in 2005 and not once in my life was I held back because of my inability to type. Today it is needed to communicate.