Dick Reecher's article in the Dec. 22 issue of the Advocate was very interesting.
First, Mr. Reecher should realize that Franklin Roosevelt was a very popular president. He brought the United States back from the Great Depression. He was a ray of hope for all Americans in that desperate time. FDR was elected to serve four terms as president by the American people. I think he has earned and deserves respect, not to be criticized about Japan bombing Pearl Harbor or Hitler's extermination of Jews.
Both of the aforementioned events were tragedies. Mr. Reecher also stated that our power lies in creating fear in other countries. That may have been true 20 years ago, but let's face it, this is a global community now. No longer can the U.S. be shielded by the fact that we are over here and they are over there. We can use force on some countries but we face a people with a cause now. Terrorism cannot be stopped. We can capture or kill all the Saddam Husseins and Bin Ladens we want; others will rise up to take control.