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Re: Iraq/late comments and ramblings

Hi Fran,
I don't know any statistics on who got what, but I consider both the OKC
bombing and 9/11 to be terrorist attacks, too.
As far as compensation for the different attacks, it's possible the
available pool of money per capita affected was different.  And as to
Clinton, she worked in different capacities at the times of the 2 attacks.
I'm not sure how much input she could have in OK, but in NY she was working
for the people who voted her in.  I'm not defending her, just speculating.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "F M Ferrari" <fm4re@swbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iraq/late comments and ramblings

> whoa really catching up here!
> about the 9/11 compensation - dear to my heart because the OKC bombing
> victims/survivors were not included fo several reasons. Seems that some
> federal legislators (usually Sherdon and Clinton were mentioned) pushed
> for the nice compensation packages for their constituents. So seems like
> it doesn't matter who the political party is, their own state interests
> are what motivates them since that's what elects them.
> What bothers me most is that the Clinton woman was here in OKC several
> times and I even got to shake her hand. Yeah, even touched Bill's hand
> too but missed out of any his groping! She saw the mess and met
> survivors and victims yet her own state interests seemed to erase any of
> those memories.
> Another gripe from me and others: the comments that what happened in OKC
> was NOT a terrorist action. Then what in blazes WAS it??? I do see a
> distinction between domestic terrorism and what I guess is the real
> terrorism but . . .Oh yeah, then there was some problem that some people
> wanted to exclude attorneys from gathering some of the compensation
> benefits.
> I think that there are mixed feelings about the military and benefits
> for them. I have several friends who call themshelves "liberal" and want
> the military to go away yet gripe about the poor treatment for the
> service folks. I can't figure it out. If you want the military to be
> financially cut back, then their benefits will be cut back.
> All I know that if it's our military who prevents anyone (US citizen
> especially) from having to go what I have (even though it wasn't a
> "terrorist" attack), then they deserve much much more!! I personally
> honor them.
> So the seedling from the OKC Survivor Tree means more to me everyday and
> I nurture it like the Little Prince did with his precious rose. Just
> think of how much has been planted in honor of the dead?!?!?!
> Fran, OKC
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