Western countries need common sense when dealing with world

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To the Editor:

Things become curiouser and curiouser, Alice said.

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Russian soldiers, our government has announced a $1 million memorial to commemorate victims of communism. No less than Beverly McLaughlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court, wrote a letter suggesting that this was not an appropriate grim memorial to be placed near the Supreme Court Buildings, casting a dubious pall on our concept of justice.

In the meantime, Russian President Vladimir Putin was not even invited to the Auschwitz commemoration by the revisionist history leaders who are creating a new version of historical facts, and who invited the fascist-leaning President Petro Poroshenko from the Ukraine instead.

And where and when will the memorial be built for the victims of regime change, democratic leaders and civilian victims composed primarily of women and children slaughtered indiscriminately in various countries throughout the world in the name of democracy and capitalism, continuing now?

The West has unleashed a vengeful horde of its own making upon itself, which is painting its forces into a corner; still, they offer armed resistance rather than doing the sensible thing and simply getting out of the occupied countries. Is this also a curious anomaly?

And what can we do, except look on helplessly in curious wonder, wondering when common sense will prevail?

Larry Ewashen

Creston

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