Oklahoma City Caused by Reno's Crimes

RECEIVED Tue., April 17, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Thursday, April 19, is the 12th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. It may merit a mention on the national news, and there may be a memorial service here and there. We will be re-reminded of the evil of Timothy McVeigh. What will not be noted, or even mentioned, is that McVeigh's evil act was a response, however misguided, to the botched response and massacre two years earlier of dozens of civilians at the Branch Davidian complex outside Waco, which also occurred on April 19.
    If you visit the site of the former Murrah building in Oklahoma City, you'll find a beautiful federally funded and maintained multimillion-dollar memorial park. If you visit the site of the former Branch Davidian complex, you'll see nothing remaining but a simple frame church and a field of trees, one for each victim, all slowly put together by volunteer labor over a period of years. The victors write the histories, and every speech in and about Oklahoma City is a distraction to divert your attention from the crimes that Janet Reno and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms committed in Waco 14 years ago.
Alan McKendree
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