Warnings against retaliation are wise
Letters to the Editor April 30, 2013 8:34PM
Former President George W. Bush waves toward guests after the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Updated: June 2, 2013 6:14AM
In his Tuesday column, Steve Huntley is deeply irresponsible in criticizing government officials acting to fend off retaliation against Muslims. Warnings not to blame all Muslims for the acts of extremists began with George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11, and for good reasons. Even one highly publicized anti-Muslim act could cause serious problems for the millions of Americans fighting, traveling and living in Muslim lands.
Thomas W. Evans, Mundelein
Syria is U.N.’s problem
President Barack Obama said it would be a “game changer” if it were found that chemical weapons had been used in Syria. That does not mean we should send our troops. If chemical weapons were used, that would be a violation of international law, falling under the jurisdiction of the United Nations. That is the very reason the U.N. was formed, to eliminate a nation from acting unilaterally.
Where’s the apology?
Now that Lakesha Baker allegedly has admitted she killed her son, why has there been no apology to the Hispanic community? She blamed her injuries and the kidnapping of her child on three so-called Hispanic men.
Steve Medel, Tinley Park
Witnessing the revisionist history accompanying the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library in Texas, it’s evident that we’ve now found weapons of mass distortion.
Daniel Welch, Lombard
Keep gay issues out of sports
I can’t believe how Rick Telander and the guys on sports radio are tripping all over themselves in glee over a gay athlete. I can’t believe how they act like it is OK from a religious and biblical standpoint.
Please stop trying to shove homosexuality on us — I read and listen to you guys for sports, not politics. And stop comparing gay rights to civil rights. Equating gays who want to marry with Jackie Robinson is ridiculous!
Frank Chance Chenoweth, Vernon Hills