Taking Bush to task
The New York Post has reported that President George W. Bush covered up the portions of the 9/11 report that named Saudi Arabia as the state sponsors of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Remember, President Bush said there were no "state" actors in the attack, only Osama bin Laden, and supposedly, Bin laden took refuge in Taliban-held Afghanistan. We were roused to send our treasure and our countrymen to war against the Taliban thanks to Bush and his cronies.
Apparently, the attack was the work of the Saudis all along and not the Taliban. Astoundingly, portions of the 9/11 report remain classified that describe the Saudis' actions!
To clarify, we were lied to again.
We are broke. The neo-con Republicans are progressive spendthrifts just like Democrats. We have killed and maimed our people in a war that was a distraction and a farce. Our lying President and our congress took our freedoms of our own good so we could be more secure.
The Saudis, Bush and cronies will never pay for their treachery.
We have a new freedom tower and a memorial, and the cover-up continues. Situation normal.
Bring back Judge Parker
Is there any chance of getting the Judge Parker comic strip back?
I have been a faithful reader of this strip for many years, then it is cut off right in the middle of an interesting story and replaced by the dumbest comic strip that I have ever had the displeasure of looking at.
If not, please post a photo and name of the dummy who made the decision to change. I hate the new strip.
BILL HIXSON, Soddy-Daisy
Erlanger should be loyal to workers
I would like to comment on Erlanger hospital's decision to triple the insurance premiums of its retirees.
After reading the article I understand why they are choosing to do this and that they are not the only large scale employer using this method to curtail costs, but I cannot agree with this.
When a company pledges to do something, it should stand behind its pledge.
You don't see any of the companies listed in the article backing away from paying the "over the top" salaries they pay their upper management. Or when one leaves, as the most recent departure of the last CEO of Erlanger demonstrated, you don't see them saying, as Mr. Spiegle said, "We can't afford it" in regard to his severance package.
There just seems to be a lack of loyalty to employees on behalf of these companies. And there seems to be a growing disparity between how employees are treated versus the chief executives.
RICK ZOLLINHOFER, R.N., Grandview, Tenn.