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Protesters here keep enemy at bay

Numerous rallies and protests against the war in Iraq and Lebanon has a way of keeping the enemy at bay. An enemy combatant will not harm a sympathizer on his or her side. A thumbs-up for war protestors for doing their part to keep terrorists from our shores.

Enemy combatants do watch American television over the satellite networks around the globe and see nothing but sympathy for their cause. The party in power should be grateful for these people, even though much opposition is held against such events in this country. To stop war protest rallies would embolden the enemy more to come to the United States and do harm to the American people. Let them protest all they want, but keep them from overtaking the real cause for justice in the Middle East. A political burden for President Bush can be a real asset when protestors don't even know it.

Mike P. Brink

Gresham