It pays to know the ways of your enemy

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Thou shalt not kill.” Well, nobody’s perfect. I actually committed a killing right in the sanctuary of our church awhile back. No, I didn’t throw someone into an irreversible coma by preaching them to death during a service. I’m shocked and disappointed you would even think such a thing! But kill […]

11-18-07 Letters to the editor

Torturing enemy endangers our troops Does torturing enemy prisoners make you feel good? If so, consider this: We are a God-fearing nation believing “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Our belief in that Golden Rule gives terrorists permission to inflict tortures on captured American troops identical to tortures we inflict […]

Broad Military Commissions Act needs revision

By Freedom Newspapers Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat with presidential aspirations and a large war chest, has introduced legislation that would significantly alter the Military Commissions Act passed last fall by defining narrowly what it means to be an “enemy combatant” and restore habeas corpus rights to all detainees in U.S. custody. The proposal […]

Enemy not afraid of death hard to battle

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert addressed the Knesset and claimed victory against Hezbollah, some members of the body audibly scoffed, reports WorldNetDaily.com. Israel’s tentative military campaign, Olmert asserted, “changed the strategic balance in the region.” Well, he’s right about that part. By failing to crush Hezbollah, as 90 percent […]

President wants more hold on military

Steve Chapman During the Civil War, President Lincoln, exasperated at Gen. George McClellan’s chronic reluctance to attack the enemy, said if the general wasn’t going to use the Army, he would like to borrow it. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush has the same idea. He doesn’t seem to notice that this time, […]

D-Day anniversary time to remember forgotten fallen

Freedom Newspapers A savage enemy, a dark time of war, a need for hopes and prayers and a fight for liberty and security. While these were the feelings of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II, we could apply some of that atmosphere to modern times, with our soldiers in peril overseas. June 6, […]

Gambling would revitalize downtown

Letters to the editor The subject of what to do with Hotel Clovis has been a discussion for many years now. We have had various groups trying to get it so that they might restore it to its former glory. Problem: None of them have had enough financial backing, and would more than likely leave […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of due process

Freedom Editorial With its decisions regarding people the government has detained in connection with the undeclared “war on terrorism,” the U.S. Supreme Court has done a great deal to restore a semblance of balance in the U.S. government by reining in untrammeled executive power. That’s at least somewhat reassuring. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced […]

Range initiative crucial to combat training

Ray Sullivan As a Marine combat veteran, I know the best chance of surviving war for any serviceman or woman is to train hard, train realistically and train often. That’s why I support the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base and the nearby Melrose Bombing Range. It […]

Patriot Act supporters make about-face

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico In 2001, a columnist for the conservative magazine National Review wanted to know why Democrats were shutting out top Justice Department officials from hearings dealing with the Patriot Act, and its impact on civil liberties and American freedoms. Byron York wanted to know why Viet Dinh, who helped draft the […]