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Letter to the Editor:

Where were you?

A week ago last Wednesday, we met at the Vilas County Courthouse veterans memorial for a silent candlelit vigil to remember the atrocities that have occurred for the last two years in Syria. As a group of peace activists, we hoped that there would be no more military action in Syria.

It was a solemn hour and then we talked about our impressions of our time at the veterans memorial. So many men died in all our wars or so-called wars based on false information.

Now we have some encouraging news from many countries. Yes, let’s get together and avoid another war or another “military strike.”

Have we not been through this before? Are we not going to learn from our past mistakes? Again we cannot force our democratic values into a country in the midst of a civil war. It is a hubris attitude to think we can actually influence a culture we cannot even imagine.

Marguerite Hanselman

Eagle River



He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:20 PM


-7 #2 2013-09-22 12:26
Don't entirely disagree with you M but a classic case of Obama shooting his mouth off and not backing up his words with actions (use of chemical weapons is a game change and merits military intervention). Leon Panetta just uttered the same opinion. The russians and Iranians see weakness in Obama and will use it to their advantage. they will push and press us on all fronts. Obama needs to engage brain before opening his mouth. His foreign policy legasy will be a disaster.
0 #1 2013-09-17 15:59
Absolutely agree Marguerite!

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