Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fleet Week Wastes Taxpayer Dollars--Again

Image of Blue Angels

Here's a letter to the editor by my wife. I whole-heartedly agree, of course. People are dying--here and abroad--because of American military excess. Let's stop this nonsense.
Editor, San Francisco Chronicle:

It's Fleet Week again in San Francisco, a disruptive annual celebration of militarism that reminds us why so much of the world's population is so disgusted by the U.S. It's loud, obnoxious, and impossible to ignore. At a time when many in this country and in this city lack adequate education, housing, healthcare, or employment opportunities, is this military orgy the best use of our tax dollars?


Marianne Skoczek
San Francisco, CA


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