To the editor:
The last war the United States “won,” was the Second World War, resulting in over 400,000 American combat casualties. America has not won a war since, in the last 65 years, yet we have suffered almost 129,000 combat deaths by inserting ourselves into the civil wars of other countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and now, we are on the verge of sticking our noses into Libya’s affairs.
Libya is the same country whose citizens cheered wildly in the streets when the mastermind of the Lockerbie bombing, Megrahi, responsible for the 270 fatalities of Pan Am Flight 103 was released from prison in Britain on Aug. 20, 2009, and traveled by chartered jet to Libya the same day.
Today, American pilots are involved in protecting these same people by enforcing a “no-fly” zone and have already lost one aircraft! Does anyone remember Congress declaring war? Did anyone hear the president declare war? Oh, my bad, he was sightseeing down in South America doing photo ops with the “fam.” So, how does America suddenly end up in the shooting war in Libya? What the hell is going on! Or do we, the American people, have no right to know? Is this somehow beyond our pay grade? Is this how democracy in America is supposed to work?
What are we thinking? The last thing America needs is another war of choice, since the last two haven’t worked, yet here we go again, doing stupid!