I am the vine, and you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
I have mentioned a few times in the past when Dad (and even Mom, too) has gotten his Letters to the Editor published in the Seattle Times (archived blog posts mentioning them are here, here, and here). Well, today my sister joins him on the editorializing pedestal as they both independently remark on Rumsfeld’s recent comments about the Iraq War. A choice quote from Dad’s:
Donald Rumsfeld recently compared Bush administration critics to “Nazi appeasers,” audaciously attempting to compare U.S. attempts to quell Iraqi sectarian violence with the biggest war in the history of the world. However, just as George Bush is no Winston Churchill, the Iraqi war is a far cry from World War II. …
Colleen’s whole editorial, a grand four sentences or so:
Rumsfeld’s latest speech was part of “a coordinated White House strategy, in advance of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, to take the offensive against administration critics” [“Rumsfeld attacks war critics; Dems bark back,” News, Aug. 29]. I never saw this coming. Just before the midterm elections, the government suddenly pushes to depopularize mainly Democratic opposition. I’m sure the timing is a complete coincidence and it’s just a fringe benefit that the anniversary of 9/11 falls at such a politically convenient time.
You can read both letters on the Seattle Times Editorial page; look for Joe and Colleen Sullivan. And boy howdy, I better get editorializing — I’m falling behind the family status quo!