We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Or shoot ourselves in the foot. It is indeed sad that we have become unreliable, meek, lost our backbone, and sold our souls to the company store. We do not have the respect for the very things that made this Nation great. The few who do, are the young men and women in our military, and unfortunately, look who they have as their leader.
I greatly appreciate the honor of being cited at the conclusion of your editorial "Obama's Missile Offense" (Sept. 18), but unfortunately, both the quotation and the attribution are incorrect.
The remark was made by a Turkish general soon after Turkey joined NATO. He said, "The problem with having the Americans as your allies is that you never know when they'll turn around and stab themselves in the back."
I have quoted this many times but cannot claim credit for it.