SO LONG, MR. ROVE
SO LONG, MR. ROVE
History will judge
So the puppetmaster returns to Texas. Was he brilliant or diabolical? Did he work toward traditional conservatism, an all-powerful national and world leader or simply a powerful Republican Party? The long view of history may not be kind.
In all fairness, were the puppetmaster's results limited by his puppet with only a wooden head? Is it better or worse when the puppet has a mind of its own?
The United States and the entire world have suffered dearly from these actors upon its stage. It will not be pretty when those who paid the admission want their money back.
DAVID CROCKETT, MINNEAPOLIS
AWAITING PETRAEUS' REPORT
What will he deliver?
Is loyalty to the American people more important than loyalty to the American president? Colin Powell and George Tenet didn't appear to think so as they caved in to President Bush on Iraq. Gen. David Petraeus will be faced with this exact question in a couple of weeks. How can men of these people's caliber buckle when they are needed the most?
"There is no military solution in Iraq" is the most widely stated and then ignored evaluation in the history of this country. Get some guts, Gen. Petraeus: Cut the puppet strings that disgraced those before you. The American people demand your loyalty!
TOM MENEELY, ARCO, MINN.
Put them in context
Regarding the Aug. 12 article "Should this bridge be open?": Let's put our priorities into perspective. We are spending $2 billion a week in Iraq. Surely Minnesota can afford $1.4 billion over the next two decades to repair or replace our aging bridges?
MEG ARNOSTI, ST. PAUL
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