Re: “With Miers out, Bush may seek another Roberts” (Oct. 28): I saw a Charlie Rose program on PBS last night where he interviewed one of the liberal Supreme Court justices. What a farce. Harriet Miers should feel good about not having to interface with that bunch. What a mess we have in this country. Bush has made a lot of wrong moves, Congress is fractured and impotent, and the judicial system is broken. At this moment in time we lack any useful government. This applies locally as well as nationally. The baby boomers should be ashamed about destroying America. I think a lot of them realize this situation, and are desperately trying to figure out how to fix things. Sion Colvin Woodland Hills Where to begin Re: “With Miers out, Bush may seek another Roberts” (Oct. 28): So with the forced resignation of Harriet Miers, should we be outraged that she didn’t get her up-or-down vote, or at the GOP for the hypocrisy of not walking their talk? Jesse Albert Los Angeles Give me a break Re: “Not a milestone” (Your Opinions, Oct. 27): This writer probably hasn’t been in the service. Our troops, regulars and reserves, are in Iraq because they were ordered. At the beginning they probably believed it was for all the right reasons until we all found out the administration lied to us. Why are their tours 18 months, rather than the six months? Why are recruitment numbers at an all-time low in all branches of the armed forces? Our troops spend more time in theater because we do not have the troops to rotate them and recruitment is down because many believe we went in under an administration’s lies. Patriots put their lives on the line every day. To ask them for political/personal agendas is downright wrong. Dennis Hinz Canoga Park Still a Marine Re: “Freedom?” (Your Opinions, Oct. 28): Well, James Galavich, first and foremost there is no such thing as an ex-Marine. As a Marine from 1954 to 1957, I am not as lean or mean but proud to say still a Marine. We do fight for freedom. Look around you and look at the freedom that we have. How do you think we came upon this freedom that we all have. By accident? God bless America and our troops. Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills The consensus … OK, from what I can make out from the mail responses (and one phoned death sentence for treason, I’m a goner in six months) to my Oct. 4 Lynndie England opinion, the consensus is that torture isn’t torture when practiced by Americans on federal detainees suspected of doing bad things to America. Never mind what America did to them in the first place. Also, denying cigarettes, radios and magazines to convicted brutal criminals is on a par with torturing said detainees. Does this logic remind you of anyone? (Hint: The one who ordered our military to invade and kill 26-30 thousand people of another country who merely don’t like us.) I rest my case. Kathryn Durfee Agoura Vandals’ time again Halloween is about to arrive. With it the mini protection racket of Trick or Treat. An excuse for vandals and vandalism. Recently, I was the victim of someone (an adult, I believe) smashing windows and trying to destroy an expensive bike I had outside. All I got from the local law was laughter and to sign a vandalism report. Too bad we can’t have a group of Citizens Against Vandalism – and that includes graffiti, since the “law” seems to consider vandalism/graffiti some sort of joke. Edson Andre’ Johnson Sunland Scooter Libby I hope your paper has good coverage of this White House scandal because there’s no graver crime than misleading a country into war, and then covering it up. Bush’s people lied, and now over 2,000 Americans have died. John Zepeda Los Angeles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!