Heck of a parry riposte, Mikey!

Dear Mikey,

I appreciate your directness about Robertson and his character. But like any good demagogue, he’s just covering his bases. First as Samuel Johnson said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” And secondly as Ambrose Bierce retorted, “Religion’s the first”.

Your support for religious freedom in the armed forces is admirable. The general public normally doesn’t hear about the haranguing and harassment of service members. We hear when General Boykin says, ” Our God is greater than theirs.” Did the Abrahamic God divide into parts?

I have read of the challenges that you and your group have, including threats against you.

I have worked on different aspects of the American military, including promoting peace, supporting whistleblowers and GI resisters and assisting local efforts to help veterans (Swords to Plowshares SF). Both your work and mine are very necessary in our country.

Thanks for all the good work.


Bill Schwalb
former board member & associate member (non-vet)
Veterans for Peace, SF Bay

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