Bush has created holocaust of his own
The letters keep coming in from people who are offended by Clay Bennett's cartoon about the Bush Library and his Holocaust reference. I, for one, am deeply offended that so many Americans are indifferent to the extent of George Bush's heinous misdeeds while in office.
While most reasonable people will agree that Bush is no Hitler, that wretched man has enough blood on his hands to fill an ocean. It's no stretch to think in terms of a Holocaust of his own making.
About 5,000 American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have lost their lives in a war that was based on lies and cherry-picked intelligence. His library/museum ought rightfully to be called the George Herbert Walker Bush Holocaust Museum of Dead and Wounded American Soldiers and Innocent Iraqi Civilians, and he needs to be put on trial for war crimes.
Some people need to get their priorities in order about what they deem offensive. Mr. Bennett did not cross any sacrosanct line. Hitler created a holocaust the horror and magnitude of which were incomparable, but Bush created a holocaust of his own and it needs to be regarded as such.
RICK ARMSTRONG, Monteagle, Tenn.
God's word gives us all reason to live
The May 21 commentary on "Lonely America: Suicide rate rises sharply in middle age" in the Chattanooga Times provokes me to respond.
If we don't have a clue as to why we are here or where we are going, it might make sense to check out before we get old and feeble. But if there is an answer book, then the older we get, the more sure we can become as to why we are here and where we are going.
There is an answer book. From cover to cover, it tells us all we could ever need to know. Psalm 138:2 says "I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."
A loving and merciful God has given us His book so we can know that there is a glorious future for all those who seek Him with all their hearts.
RACHEL S. DECOSIMO
Bennett cartoons not for easily offended
Clay Bennett has won every award his profession has to offer including the Pulitzer.
His cartoons, (and people, these are cartoons) are on the left side of the paper. If you are an easily upset Republican, then keep your eyes on the right.
Clay is class.
Media portrayal of Jolie's choice off base
While I greatly admire Angelina Jolie and all women who have opted for a double mastectomy, I feel the media is portraying this as the "right" decision. The only right decision for a woman facing breast cancer is what she deems best for her based on her family's history and her emotional well-being.
As an eight-year survivor who lives with chronic pain from post-mastectomy pain syndrome and who often finds it hard to keep smiling at the end of the day, I can't imagine doubling the pain.
No woman should have to make this decision; but if so, no one should make it for her.
KATIE HAWKINS, Ph.D