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Coup was most practical solution for recent crisis

Ref: "Mai ben lai attitude keeps us", Letters, yesterday

Somsak Pola lashed out at me for accepting a coup even with the promise of short longevity. Fortunately, many others like Anand, as reflected in a few polls, are also practical enough to agree to an exception to the good rule of "no coup" because calamity and even civil war were at the verge of befalling on our nation.

If you see a child about to drown in a pond or reservoir with a notice forbidding swimming, I presume people of strait-laced mind like Somsak would have left that child to drown and proudly declare himself as having adhered to the good rule.

Songdej Praditsmanont

Bangkok


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