Letters: May 22, 2000

The Battle over Elian

"If Castro had held a U.S. citizen this long, the Marine Corps flag would be flying over the rubble that once was Havana." DON BARKER Nashville, Tenn.

Those who said they were ashamed to be Americans after the Immigration and Naturalization Service agents forcibly removed Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives should be ashamed of themselves [NATION, May 1]. Were they proud when the family showered Elian with every imaginable bribe? Were they proud when the family demonized Elian's father, in a desperate attempt to keep the child in Miami? Were they proud of...

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