Reference letter writer Mr. James Longhofer’s reply.
I thought my reasons for writing a response to your letters were clear but perhaps they weren’t. I most certainly did not single you out nor did I take sides. All I did was express my opinion on Japanese intentions and a desire that we all keep a respectful tone.
I have noticed that you continually sign off with the phrase “game over/checkmate. That would seem to indicate that you feel there was a debate that you have just won. You didn’t win anything, sir. All you did was offer an opinion that I, and some others, disagree with. Why does that bother you so much?