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Wednesday's Letters to the Editor

Bush sleeps soundly

EDITOR: On Thursday, there will be a presidential hoedown in Dallas for the opening of George W. Bush's library. It will provide a great opportunity to compare notes on what our leaders do after they leave office. Apparently Bush's main achievement has been to give up cigars and take up painting while Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter appear to work tirelessly to improve conditions around the world.

And now I learn that Bush has no regrets and sleeps well after starting a specious war in Iraq that killed many more Americans than the 9/11 attacks, as well as hundreds of thousands of Iraqis ("Admiring the serenity of George W. Bush," Tuesday). I wonder if Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz sleep as soundly too? Sadly, I suspect they do.

BRIAN NARELLE

Rohnert Park

The gun debate

EDITOR: Random thoughts about the great gun debate:

&#149 Protected from tyrannical government by the Second Amendment since 1787, millions of Americans have been shot to death under the watchful eye of our benevolent government.

&#149 All gun owners executed or imprisoned for shooting someone else to death apparently had no insanity defense.

&#149 Americans killed by gunfire are often killed by people they know — in the neighborhood, the family, or in the mirror.


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