Regarding "Guardsmen save homes of foes" (Oct. 25, Letters): The author uses the terms "anti-war" and "anti-military" as if they are synonymous. They are not. From the viewpoint of a longtime "anti-war/pro-military" activist:
Anti-war: The outrage at a madman being responsible for the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens. Said madman led us into a war using lies, deceit, fear, grief and religious fervor. I'm not a pacifist. We needed to invade Afghanistan because that country was offering succor to al-Qaida prior to Sept. 11. Iraq was not.
Pro-military: Understanding that the Bush administration has betrayed the brave men and women in uniform by sending them into this war without proper training, equipment or logistical support. By denying veterans even minimal health care or re-entry support services, they have shown how the "anti-military" faction is harming these brave people.
Bush went hat in hand to China for money to fight his war. Now the Chinese own our debt, and our government is apologizing to them for our bad manners in objecting to being sold poisonous goods. This demonstrates to me just how much Bush cares about American citizens.