To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Target Practice

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BY KAREN WEBB

Stop using Puerto Rico for target practice. If you aren’t willing to do it to the continental U.S. then you shouldn’t be doing it to people who aren’t even allowed voting representation in Congress.

What if we used South Texas? A lot of Padre Island is uninhabited. There are huge ares of nothing down there. We could use parts of Florida or uninhabited areas of Hawaii or some other part of our own coast. They already use parts of Oklahoma for land based target practice. Why do we insist on using areas that have no say?

We don’t use parts of the U.S. for target practice because U.S. citizens would not put up with it.

Either make Puerto Rico a state with full voting representation or stop bombing the crap out of it.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.