To the Editor,
I read [Mark Lee’s] Nov. 21 column on George W. Bush and Ehren Watada (“Bush and Watada: two intertwining stories”). I whole-heartedly agree with [Lee’s] column comments, and I find this amazing, as I know nothing about [him]. I am grateful for the published statement that … the courage of one’s convictions can make a difference.
That said, I am an Afro-American man employed as a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Navy here in Kitsap County, and I’ve been acting on my convictions against the widespread white bigotry here since I moved here 20 years ago.
I pray for Mr. Watada’s financial welfare and my own.
— Peter C. Thurman, Port Orchard