Anti-war protestor’s lose all credibility with ‘Hanoi Jane’ |

Anti-war protestor’s lose all credibility with ‘Hanoi Jane’

Stephen R. WymanCopper Mountain

Andrew Harley’s Jan. 28 article about the war protest at the Colorado state capital and protests in Washington D.C., New York and Los Angeles reminded me of Vietnam. Reading that the principal spokesperson was “Hanoi Jane,” I thought the anti-war protestors of today have lost all credibility by having such a traitorous anti-american lead spokesperson. It is the anti-war protestor’s good fortune, whether of the Vietnam time or the present Iraq time, to have the freedom in America to protest their beliefs, whether right or wrong! “Hanoi Jane,” who consorted with and was paraded as an anti-American by our Vietnam enemies, caused extensive agony and torture to our captured servicemen and, it appears she wants to play the same role again. I will apply the same quote Harley attributes to Hanoi Jane, “Silence is no longer an option.” In my view, the strident, non-constructive, ranting of “antis” is totally counter-productive to successful, positive change. Rather, sensible Americans will use their intelligence, constructive thoughts and ideas, their voices and their voting power to bring about changes in people who represent us, and policies which guide our country’s action worldwide.

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