While in the Peace Corps in India in 1965, we used to get asked why we were in India to spy for the CIA. Gudag, the town I was in, was not even the home of the deputy commissioner, and with a population of about 100,000 was pretty much a village.
My response was,what is worth spying on here in Gudag?
This usually put the conversation back on chickens, and how to raise them.
I am put in mind of this when I read a recent letter (TNT, 4-18). When Seattle and Bellevue are so close, why would anyone want to commit atrocities in Tacoma, especially at a Rainers game?
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We have less to fear than the writer suggests. Much less - unless I missed the memo.