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Collective 'us' do not agree

Madam -- it amazes me how the likes of Fred Johnston (Letters, Sunday Independent, April 1, 2012) contrives to structure his anti-American ideas, and with wilful blindness adhere to the myth of St Che.

He sets out accusing the US -- implying the US Government -- of interference with the proposed statue to Guevara in Galway. This never happened, and he is perfectly aware of this since he states in the end of his piece, "This is then, the individual attempting to pressure us over an artwork.''

At least he has got that last bit right, but construes it as though an individual -- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -- was in no way entitled to hold such an opinion, because she is a conservative, because she supports Israel, because she said Che Guevara was a ruthless killer, and because she hoped Castro would be assassinated.

But let me as an Irishman object to a tribute statue to Che in a public space in this country seeing as he objects to the objection of someone from abroad. And just to let him know the collective 'us' do not agree.

John McGrath,

Cappawhite, Co Tipperary

Sunday Independent