Who is this Markham to spout ignorance?

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 3:51pm
By: The Citizen

Who does Mr. Markham think he is? Thousands of veterans, during the freedom-threatening conflicts of my lifetime, Korea and Vietnam, died or lost any hope of a normal life so he could spout off about how wrong we were.
What does he know about the reasons for those wars? Nothing. He was mislead and not smart enough to realize it, just like all the antiwar protesters of his day.
If not for Korea and Vietnam he (we) would most likely be speaking Russian or Chinese today. I know that for a fact based on the actual enemy plans (documents) for domination of the world that I was privy to see as an Army intelligence officer during those two wars.
Other writers have picked up on Mr. Markham’s anti-American remarks also, and good for them. All veterans agree that war is a terrible and tragic thing, but it is sometimes necessary to remain free.
For Mr. Markham’s edification I would like to repeat two quotes from famous people, which he obviously never read.
Albert Einstein: “The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
America became a free country through a bloody revolutionary war and has remained free by fighting for that freedom every time some tyrant tries to take it away from us.
Obviously Mr. Markham is not one of those patriots that Thomas Jefferson talks about. What is he then? Terry Garlock owes an apology to no one and should rest easy with a clear conscience. I do.
Arby Edwards
Fayetteville, Ga.

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