AMERICA GOES TO WAR!
Feedback from the Winter, 2007 issue of the Gardner
Someone recently responded to Warren Strong's message and posted the following
to Greta's page:
Appreciated the feedback from Warren Strong!
Agree that solutions are complicated; one thing
I don't hear in any of the dialogues is that we
MUST consider the impact(s) the war/conflict are
having on US (as a nation). While I agree with
the idea that we should "finish what we started"
(tho' I'm not altogether sure that is in the
realm of possibility), I think the whole world
will suffer if we allow our commitments to other
countries to "supersede" the values this great
country was built on. Our duty, first and
foremost, should be to continue the traditions
of democracy (which we are doing by having this
very discussion), & let that be the EXAMPLE to
those in other countries... if they choose to
follow our lead - GREAT... if not, it's their
mistake, not ours!
Eleanor and Warren Strong in Branson, MO
Strongs are Jean and Paul Gardner's cousins on their mother's side)
on the image to see it full-size.)
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary issue of the Gardner Newsletter!
Eleanor and I enjoyed this issue, - the interview with Dick Metcalf, and the
e-mails from Jay Griffes discussing their experiences while serving in Iraq.
Our thanks to them for their service to our country! Their differing
opinions and perspectives about the future of Iraq mirror the division in our
general population. The solution to peace in the region is complicated.
We cannot determine our future actions in Iraq without considering their effect
on Iran, Syria and the rest of the Middle East. Regardless of the wisdom
of going to Iraq, now that we are there, should we leave with an unstable Iraq?
We must continue with our best efforts to stabilize Iraq and the region or the
wave of Islamic terrorism will continue against the Western World.
What Price, Liberty!
America Goes to War
Ruth Anne Metcalf is the first to reply to our special Gardner Newsletter
questionnaire. Read what she has to say by clicking
Dick Cove and his daughter-in-law,
Lisa, have weighed in with their opinions.
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Two (2) more Gardner Newsletter subscribers (Clayton
Gardner and Richard A. Colburn, Sr.) want to stand up and
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Raymond Gardner and his sister-in-law, Gerry Gardner, have
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Dick Metcalf sent Greta Gardner his responses to the questionnaire
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What Price, Liberty!?