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REPEATING HISTORY POSES THREAT TO BOSNIA

Who cares about Bosnia? It's a European problem, not ours.

Back in 1932, a man came to Washington to perform miracles. Remember FDR? I do. I also remember a paperhanger taking control of Germany. He was just a big windbag, a know-nothing.

About 1939, the paperhanger loaded a German passenger liner with some 900 Jews, just to get them off his hands. All they had was the clothes on their back and what they could carry.

They sailed halfway around the world looking for someone to take them in and give them a home. No one opened their door. They all returned back to the paperhanger.

I also remember "Peace in our time." I was one of the many young Americans who went to see what "Peace in our time" was like. I was one of the lucky ones to come home, but too many did not come home.

But that was long ago. And who cares about Bosnia; that's Europe's problem. There is no oil, no big prize to win, so who cares?

ROBERT G. THOMAS
Cheektowaga

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