Ghraib and the LA City Council - Open Letter to Janice Hahn
Last week the council passed a motion moved by you to investigate
abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. My question Ms Hahn is,
how does this support our troops efforts under difficult circumstances
in the midst of a war. Do you believe Angelino's wish to have their
tax dollars spent in this fashion, which we have no direct control
over. You of all people, whom also serve a committee to monitor
government efficiency. Given our present circumstances I find your
resolution foolish and irrational.
One of the first court-martial cases that I read was in a rather
lengthy story reported in the Pasadena Star-News. After reading
it twice, the only thing I could find the soldier is guilty of was
taking photographs of naked and shamed prisoners.
Another event disclosed last week was the abuse of young children
at Hollywood elementary school.
Will the council pass a resolution to show support for parents of
maligned kids? Will you motion a resolution condemning the Oil for
Food Scandal in Iraq.
While the governments of France and Germany satiate themselves in
oil, Iraqi children continue to starve in abject squalor. Since
our government lifted the economic sanctions in Iraq my understanding
is that the conditions are improving.
Will you author councilwoman, a resolution, and will the council
pass, investigation into our own county jails, of which 25% of the
population is, according to Sheriff Lee Baca, criminal aliens. Many
of whom find themselves confronted with multiple deportations.
Where was the symbolic council May 6 , 2004, in support of The National
Day of Prayer? Earth month however appeared well represented.
Lets face it Ms Hahn, these issues are just not as animating or
fashionable as taking a cheap shot at our Military and our President
disguised as compassion. Shame on you.
member LA-32 NC