I feel prompted to reply to a letter submitted by Patrick L. Tolle to this column on 3-8 A.D. 2005 ["How about Iraq?" (http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1090856.html)].
Please allow me to quote the Marine Corps training manual, which says; "The nation that makes too great a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have scholars who are cowards and warriors who are fools."
Patrick, if you can't see the difference between murdering a helpless baby who can't defend itself (abortion) and defending one's family and country, then any further discussion would be useless and time-consuming. Abortion and human stem cell research are identical in the fact that it is snuffing out a life for experimentation purposes, or convenience.
George R. Anderson,