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A peace offering

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To the Editor:

This letter is an answer to Miss Carol DePrisco (“Moving past the past,” May 5), who said I should be ashamed of my remarks. Miss DePrisco, I am not going to apologize for what I said. War is hell. Innocent people always get killed. The bombs we dropped were to get even for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

During peace time, civilians always tend to feel sorry for other countries, but not military. They don’t forget and never will forget. If the same thing happened here in the U.S., I’m sure nobody in Japan would take up a collection for us. Right now, our problems are with the Middle East. They hate our guts. We have to get even for 9/11. We shouldn’t apologize for getting rid of bin Laden.

Every one of those Navy SEALs should get the Medal of Honor. It’s wartime, and you don’t feel sorry for a country that hates our guts and that’s the way it was with the people in Japan. So I say to Osama bin Laden, what goes around comes around.

Let’s hope someday there will be peace all over the world. Take care.

Walt Van Horn
South Philadelphia

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