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Very wary — of Bush

Norval Turner's rhyming of "scary" and "Kerry" (Readers' Forum, Oct. 26) is clever and amusing. It is Mr. Turner's arguments, however, that are "airy" — that is, full of holes.

There are plenty of ways to increase the number of volunteers in our armed forces. If those interested in a military career can look forward to a good salary, sound judgment by our leaders and increased veterans' benefits — all of which the Bush administration has not provided — a larger volunteer force is inevitable.

Mr. Turner's cheap shot on partial birth abortion is preposterous. John Kerry does not "condone the cruel murder of helpless, innocent babies."

As for campaign promises, President Bush has broken several, including fiscal restraint, tax cuts favoring the lower and middle classes, protecting the environment, states rights on same-sex marriage and being a "uniter, not a divider."

Don Polster

Salt Lake City