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Today’s letters in The New York Post. I think the paper saved the best for last:

What Dick Morris wrote in his article regarding the Democrats’ opposition to continuing roving wiretaps should make more Americans, especially New Yorkers, angry (“Dems for Terror,” PostOpinion, Dec. 20).

Stopping the wiretaps ‘” not allowing President Bush to do his job of protecting us from all attackers, foreign, or domestic ‘” is irresponsible.

How many more times does this country need to be attacked before we finally get the message that Morris and Bush are telling us?

Rich Pardo


We have hit an all-time low when one party of our political system makes more disparaging remarks about our president than about our enemy.

We have fallen into an irrevocable and deadly abyss when a political party would rather refuse to pass the legislation necessary to protect the people of this nation than help the sitting president from the other party fight our enemies.

Joseph Facciolo

It is reprehensible that Sen. Clinton played petty, partisan politics with our safety by blocking the renewal of the Patriot Act, considering that Bill Clinton’s policy of appeasement led to 9/11 and the chaos that followed.

This is another reason why we can never have another Clinton co-presidency ‘” it would be suicidal.

Anne Mason
The Bronx


Sens. Charles Schumer and Clinton have criticized key provisions of the Patriot Act and voted to let them expire.

Morris points out that similar provisions were crucial in foiling a plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge and capturing the would-be bomber.

I don’t have the elite legal credentials of Schumer and Clinton, but I have something more potent ‘” common sense. And my common sense tells me that the safety and well-being of my family take precedence over the civil liberties of terrorists.

Instead of scrutinizing every action Bush takes to maintain America’s safety, why don’t Democrats work with him to defeat terrorism?

Elio Valenti

I offer a proposal: The U.S. military will withdraw from Iraq, the Patriot Act will not be renewed and the United States will stop monitoring phone calls by potential terrorists.

In return, if there is another terrorist attack on the United States, the Democratic Party will disband and contribute all of its assets to the families of victims, all Democratic senators and congressmen will resign and The New York Times will contribute $1 trillion to the fund for the families.

Fair deal?

Richard Slawsky
Milford, Conn.


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