Seeking explanation

Dear Editor:As Ricky asked Lucy to 'splain it to him, that's what I'm asking for. How can a big part of our Democratic-controlled Congress be so upset that three terrorists were water-boarded and other forms of punishment given to get information that kept Los Angeles from having a similar Sept. 11 catastrophe - men mainly responsible for the Sept. 11 deaths of more than 2,000 people. It was astounding to me to realize that so many in Congress and other politicians are so compassionate and have such deep feelings toward our enemies that would kill us that they would choose to prosecute those of the previous administration and even lawyers who gave advice who were trying to - and did - keep the U.S. safe from another attack. Is this being done to be vindictive or maybe just to enrich their lawyer friends, as I can't see any benefit for it or logical explanation? The explanation I'm really asking for is how can they be so very, very compassionate toward those who would kill us, but think nothing about or express no sorrow or compassion for the deaths of more than 50 million aborted babies worldwide every year, and indeed have not spoken out against partial birth abortion. I wouldn't want the blood of these innocents on my hands. Yet President Obama could hardly wait (one of his first edicts signed behind closed doors - no fanfare or trip to another state to sign it) to not only kill our babies, but committed our tax dollars to do this throughout the world. Maybe all of this $10 trillion isn't really needed. - Elsa Van Leuven, Downey

********** Published: May 8, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 3