Letters To The Editor

Don Chapman
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April 20, 2011 - MidWeek
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U.S. wins one!

Thanks to D.A. Ryan for his/her letter last week pointing out what a lousy war-fighting record America has since World War II. Like Ryan, I don’t blame the courageous troops who put their lives on the line. It’s politicians and generals who get us into stupid wars and then keep us there. It’s also politicians and generals who never do the bleeding and dying.

Hey, but it’s not all bad news, fellow citizens. Remember how we kicked okole in Grenada back in 1983? (Yeah, take that you Grenadians! In your face! All 104,000 of you.)

Say what you will about President Reagan, he at least knew how to pick his wars, unlike our current and former commanders-in-chief.

John Shintaku
Honolulu


Obama’s war

Roger Simon is correct, and the title of his column says it all: “Libya: This One Is All Obama’s War.”

I am disgusted with this Hawaii native for choosing to go to war, and with myself for voting for him.

To console myself, I can only remember who Obama was running against in 2008, and think that John McCain might have had us in World War III now if he’d won.

I do hope a real Democrat will step forward and challenge Obama for the party’s nomination in 2012.

Lynn Yee
Honolulu

Unfair tax law

Bob Jones hit the nail on the head with his column “Crazy Tax Code Serves Big Business.”

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations have the same right to free speech as individual citizens and to make political donations like individual citizens, shouldn’t they be paying their fair share of taxes in return for that right, just like us individual citizens?

Natalie Jackson
Kaneohe


Symphonic help

Dear all you awesome MidWeek people:

Just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the coverage you gave us for Hawaii Youth Symphony benefit concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. We raised $18,600 for relief efforts for Aloha for Japan/American Red Cross. A large part of that success is due to the coverage MidWeek gave us.

We really appreciate the support.

Selena Ching, Executive Director, Hawaii Youth Symphony

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