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An Open Letter to Congressman Chandler Over Support of War CriminalsBob Collinsworth Salem-News.com
No politicians should endorse war crimes.
(HARRISVILLE, NH) - As the United States and the United Nations press Sri Lanka for war crime violations in Geneva, a Texas congressman, Jack Kingston, saw it fit to throw his support and that of 11 other members of Congress, behind the government of Sri Lanka, orchestrators of a Genocide that claimed the lives of as many as 160,000 human beings in 2009.
Another politicians signing his name to the support of this murderous government is Ben Chandler, a Democrat from Kentucky.
The ethnic cleansing of Tamil Hindus and Christians happened at the hands of the Sinhalese Buddhist government, Sri Lankan President Majinda Rajapaksa. (See the report: Americans Praise Sri Lankan Politicians who Orchestrated Genocide )
Writer Robert Collinsworth is an American who isn't hesitant to talk about the good side of his country, and that is a welcome thing in this day and age. Salem-News.com admittedly, is very critical of both American politics, as well as those of other nations that we perceive is being wrong in their motives and actions. At the same time, within these structures we criticize, are many outstanding people who make each day a better place for all those around them. They embody and personify the American spirit that is sometimes fleeting, but always present. These are some of the things Robert takes into account when writing commentary that is designed reach people, to "get them thinking" in his words, and indeed it does. Salem-News.com's goal is for all people to be on the same page, we appreciate Bob's more conservative approach toward that same goal."
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