Last week, California congressman Dana Rohrabacher said a House subcommittee he chairs would investigate whether there was a foreign connection present in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. "We need to answer some very serious questions in order to have confidence that the truth of this monstrous crime is fully known," he said in his statement.

Rohrabacher, who has no link to the bombing other than personal interest, shouldn't bring up an issue that most Oklahomans have laid to rest after many years of turmoil. Two men, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, have already been convicted of the heinous crime, with McVeigh being put to death in 2001 and Nichols serving state and federal life prison sentences.

Before conjuring up "conspiracy theories" just to prove a point, as Rohrabacher has done with this particular case, he should take into consideration that by rehashing details about the crime, it will not only bring back unwanted memories for the people of Oklahoma, but also painful memories for those who have lost friends and family.

Would it be acceptable for someone from Oklahoma to try and present so-called "new" evidence into the Moussaoui trial for consideration? Of course not. Oklahomans would not stick their nosees into a matter that didn't involve them directly. Perhaps Rep. Rohrabacher should do the same.

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