Meaningful Distinction:

Patrick S. Lasswell Look outward for something to accomplish, not inward for something to despise.
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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Ten Million Representative Heroes

To the Oregonian Editors,

Your featured letter Sunday, January 30th, from Kate Mytron asked, "Does anyone think that the results of today's election are going to truly represent the people of Iraq?"

In response, I present ten million heroes who braved suicide attacks and mortar fire to represent themselves to the world. Certainly there were some places where it was simply too dangerous to vote and other problems with the election. But to ignore the courage of millions of ink-stained Iraqi's and let the bombers, snipers, and other butchers run the world is not any way to represent the people of the United States of America.

I congratulate the millions of heroes of Iraq and wish them, in this order, freedom, strength, happiness and the hope of peace.

Patrick S Lasswell
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