Jenette Settle: Fillmore not so ducky |

Jenette Settle: Fillmore not so ducky

Bruce Tinsley’s “Mallard Fillmore’ cartoon on Sept. 11 is nauseating. His comment – Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to think “profiling” is worse than the slaughter of innocent people – is so obtuse it’s ridiculous.

Profiling is what caused this mess. The terrorists who hijacked the planes on Sept. 11 were profiling that the innocents in those towers were unworthy of living. The U.S. soldiers accused of raping and murdering the Iraqi teen and her family were profiling that all Iraqis are bad and deserve humiliation and death. Profiling and slaughter go hand in hand. Profiling is hateful and leads to the slaughter of innocent people, it does not prevent it.

I know this is profiling, but anyone who uses a stupid duck to say stupid things is … stupid. Dump the duck.

Jenette Settle

Steamboat Springs

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