Mark Wuerker’s Feb. 25 drawing of the American flag upside down while showing the United States’ credibility in smoke, opens up dialogue of why there is such a split in America. Gitmo is a place that holds terrorists that have killed innocent people and want to continue to kill. Your cartoon displays the U.S. as the bad guys by keeping them incarcerated. Do you not read about the horrors of what these terrorists committed across the globe? Do you want them in our prison system living in your state near your family? Or do you want them to be freed so they can kill more? I’m sorry Mr.Wuerker, your sympathy and Mr. Obama’s to shut Gitmo is not what more then half this country wants. Our loyalties go to our American heroes that have fought and continue to fight for the freedom of this nation and other countries that want to live in peace. Your satire is supporting the weakness of the ideological mindset of sympathizers that don’t believe that America is a great country. America has its flaws but as Americans we work together to improve and strengthen our country to continue to make it great.
Liz Pennington, Boise