I have a little difficulty with a headline in the Deseret News, Oct. 18, 2000.
How can a man who dishonors the military, in fact states he is "loathing" them, be given credit for honoring those slain sailors?
A letter dated Dec. 3, 1969, to Col. Eugene Homes, director of the University of Arkansas R.O.T.C., from Bill Clinton while he was in England contains this statement in the 10th paragraph, "I am writing too in the hope that my telling this one story will help you to understand more clearly how so many fine people have come to find themselves still loving their country but loathing the military."
This is the person who defiled the office of president of the United States admittedly being untrustworthy with a female intern in the Oval Office. This is the person who gladly received money from a communist nation to promote his run for presidency.
This is the man who allowed his wife to order U.S. Marines to not appear in the White House in uniform; civilian clothes were ordered to be worn. This is the person who was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.
It is a hard thing the Deseret News asks us to do, to believe he honors the valiant men of the USS Cole. We, the citizens, truly honor them; a man who "loathes the military" cannot.
Leo J. Lee