amNewYork letters to the editor
Mets, Yanks fans could give back
Instead of adding a dollar to every taxi ride, how about the MTA gets 50 cents from every Mets and Yankees ticket sold? Taxpayers helped to build the new stadiums this is one way they can give something back.
Leslie Billig, Manhattan
How does torture compare?
Re Suzy Sandors letter, Torture shouldnt go unpunished, April 21: Sandor wants those who promoted torture prosecuted and mentions confinement with insects (a caterpillar). I am thrilled that Sandor is more upset that the beast called Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded and confined with a caterpillar than about the fact that this same beast boasted about beheading the Jew Daniel Pearl with his sacred hand. Likewise, as for those who say that we are better than this (such as our president, who bows before a Saudi king where rape victims are flogged and apostates are beheaded), how does waterboarding compare with the tactics used by a Democratic administration to win WWII, which included the killing of 220,000 civilians in the firebombings of Hamburg, Dresden and Tokyo?
James Longo, Livingston, N.J.
Blago should get a one-way ticket
Im disappointed in the ruling denying Rod Blagojevich permission to fly to the jungles of Costa Rica and participate in a reality TV show. I was hoping the judge could have at least met the request halfway and allowed Blago a one-way ticket.
David Terhune, Brooklyn