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From politics to the Christmas season

By By Foster Kizer
While sitting in front of my computer trying to come up with this week's column, I am torn between writing about the latest obvious blunder coming out of the White House and our totally misguided President and putting something in about this wonderful season we are experiencing. So I decided to do both.
First of all, this week President Bush was caught actively misleading the nation on Iran, and was caught lying to get us into another reckless and disastrous war. His case for war with Iran has been totally discredited by his own Central Intelligence Agency reports. Just how much more of this man can this nation take? While we may not like the government of Iran, we do not need to go to war with the Iranian people. How can we support a President that continues to lie to us time after time? Remember folks, this war in Iraq alone is costing you one million dollars a minute. What surprises me is that we continue to allow this to go on unabated. This is America people, stand up, write or call your congressman and senators and DEMAND that we stop funding this war and bring our dedicated men and women in the armed forces home.
Now for a bit of Christmas spirit. I would like to personally thank and wish a Merry Christmas to all the wonderful folks who throughout the year make our lives easier, safer and more comfortable. These are the men and women who work in the police and fire departments, our school teachers and the staff members of City Hall, the mayor, city councilmen and the wonderful people in the city utilities office. Please join me in thanking them for all they do for us all year long and take them a box of cookies or candy sometime over this holiday season or just thank them the next time you pay your water bill. I would also like to thank the ladies at the County Court Annex here in Atmore and the ladies at the Chamber of Commerce. All these people and many more make our community what it is and I thank them for their service. These people sometime take our wrath when we are angry, listen to our complaints and provide the services that we take for granted. These and many others are the ones that make our community work. Wish them a Merry Christmas the next time you see them and thank them for what they do.
Foster Kizer is owner of Royal Oaks Bed &Breakfast. He can be reached at 368-8722.