Workers should move on

Oklahoman Published: June 15, 2006
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Regarding "HUD withdraws deadline for downtown move" (news story, June 4): Enough is enough! Since when do employees in any business or government agency get to dictate to their employer when or if they will relocate to a new office building? Having grown up in Oklahoma City and lived there for 40 years, I can empathize with the bombing and the memories and scars it caused, but life goes on.

Our troops don't have the luxury of telling their commanders that they can't bring themselves to get into a convoy for fear of an explosive going off. They suck it up and do their duty.

I suggest that these HUD employees who refuse to move into new offices 11 years after that terrible day either get with the program or quit. They do have that option -- our troops don't. And to their bosses, who are obviously being the dog wagged by the tail, I say don't renew the lease in August. Set a date for them to move and do it!

Terry Brennan Bullhead City, Ariz.

Money-sucking U.N.
It's time to get the United States out of the United Nations and to throw that scandal-ridden, worthless, money-sucking, American-hating organization out of this wonderful land. Enough is enough and has been since the 1950s! It wouldn't be a total loss: We could give the U.N. building to Bill Clinton to use for additional office space.

William E. Dickey Jr. Muskogee

No intention
Iran wants us out of Iraq. It's sending suicide bombers and arming insurgents to keep Iraq unstable. We have to do something to stop Iran or it will control all of the oil in the Persian Gulf. If we let this happen it will create an energy crisis that will play havoc with our economy. Regarding "Tehran talks: Will new tactic bear fruit?" (Our Views, June 1): I don't see much hope for any productive talks with Iran to stop its nuclear program.


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