I was shocked by the brazen disregard shown toward the public byRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.in his recent column on the war against terror ("Do we have what it takes to beatal-Qaida?" April 27).
Mr. Ehrlich characterizes peace groups as placating and ignoring "those whose primary goal it is to terrorize and destroy the world." This claim is baseless. These groups simply want a more just and fair world where America is respected instead of hated.
Yet Mr. Ehrlich goes on to declare that Americans are "lazy" and "withdrawn" in "the absence of organized, direct threats." He forgets that Americans have consistently opposed long, drawn-out wars such as those in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
What this shows is that Mr. Ehrlich is misguided in his views and in his perception of the American public.
Burkely Hermann, Towson