Re "Dissenting Greens See Chance to Grow," April 1: The Greens must credit Democrats with really short memories. If they don't think those of us opposed to this war don't consider them partly responsible for it, they're deluding themselves. Every time I read a headline about affirmative action rollbacks, the disappearing line between church and state, eroding abortion rights or drilling in some pristine wilderness, I remember Ralph Nader's simplistic accusation that there is no practical difference between Democrats and Republicans.
Every time I remember that we were so close to having the deficit paid off, I remember the Greens' naive stubbornness and wonder how long it will take to undo this damage. I'm not an elephant, but I don't forget!
I am appalled that anyone would believe the Green Party is "a solution to the problem" of the war in Iraq. This is the same party that made a mantra of the phrase "there is no difference between Bush and Gore," a notion that has been proven completely absurd by the Bush administration's fervent advocacy for conservative judicial appointments, oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, snowmobiles in Yellowstone and a host of civil liberties crackdowns.