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Voice: Too close to the truth

June 11, 2002

There's a new movie out. It's title is "The Sum of All Fears." It depicts nuclear proliferation and the use of these weapons by rogue nations. I'm not going to buy a ticket to this show because in this day and age, fiction may in fact reflect our world's reality.

Both Pakistan and India have nukes, and we need to understand that Middle Eastern people have held the world record of hate for centuries. I don't care to see this movie. I'm afraid loose nukes may be too premonitious.

After just nine months, some of our leaders have contracted amnesia, and forget that we are still in danger as they posture around congressional floors as they pathetically fish for political advantage. Democrats have scoffed at our president's insistence that we need to end our dependence on Middle Eastern oil for the sake of national security by claiming that conservation technologies and renewable resources are the true answer.

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Anyone with a lick of common sense should understand that changing our sources and standards of energy will take years if not decades, while world affairs can obviously change overnight. If Clinton, Feinstein, Daschle, Davis, et. al. were Republicans, I would actually be more disgusted with them. Our priority needs to be our collective safety, not a stinking election year. Shame on them.

GUY MANNING

El Centro

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