Letters: Mar. 17, 2003

America the Anxious

World security might be enhanced if duct tape were used to arrest the inflammatory rhetoric flowing from the mouths of world politicians. ROBERT W. GRAHAM Fairview Park, Ohio

Who does the U.S. government think it's kidding by declaring an orange-level, high-risk alert [NATION, Feb. 24]? Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's urging Americans to get survival kits, plastic sheeting and duct tape was yet another sad attempt by the Bush Administration to get the American people to support an unjust war by heightening our anxiety. TED KEPES Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Of course America is "A Nation On Edge," and...

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