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The public's 'strange passivity'

July 11, 2007

Re "Shame on Bush -- and us," Opinion, July 6

Rosa Brooks knows better than to imply that we are to blame for allowing the Bush administration's corruption. We are hamstrung by our Constitution. There's not a thing we can do to prevent the destruction of our country by the Bush-Cheney cabal unless we have 67 votes in the Senate.

JUNE BAILEY

Burlington, Wash.

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While I applaud the sentiments expressed in Brooks' column, I would amend her statement that "someday, historians will ponder our strange collective passivity in the face of Bush-Cheney madness." Forget "someday." I count myself as one of the many non-historians who has been pondering that since the start of the war.

TODD KOERNER

Hermosa Beach

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