During the McCarthy hearings, Army counsel Joseph Welch finally had enough and asked Sen. Joseph McCarthy if he had no sense of decency. I ask the same of The Sun's Dan Rodricks and Jean Marbella for their columns of Sept. 11. Instead of reflecting on the approximately 3,000 innocent lives snuffed out, Mr. Rodricks used his column to launch into a not-so-thinly-veiled attack on President Bush and the Iraq war, trying to connect that war and Sept. 11. He seems to forget that the Sept. 11 attack took place two years before the invasion of Iraq. Perhaps he does not use the Gregorian calendar.

Ms. Marbella decries the lack of unity in the country today and then starts criticizing Republicans, the tea party and conservatives for various and sundry things she does not approve of.

The great Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, when he was tired of running from the U.S. Cavalry, simply stopped and said he would run no more forever. As long as Mr. Rodricks and Ms. Marbella write for The Sun, I will buy it no more forever.

Michael Richardson, Perry Hall