Letters to the Editor

Triumph of will

May 1, 2012


To the editor:

Charles Krauthammer (Journal-World, April 28) believes that with just enough will we could have prevented the tragedies of Rwanda, Darfur — and now could stop the killing in Syria.

I know little about military strategy and supply, but I don’t see how we would have sent supplies, soldiers or Marines, weapons and vehicles into these countries with no usable road systems and little usable infrastructure.  How do you destroy  the weapons supply when people are hacking each other up with machetes?

Krauthammer would not be the one to inform the widow or bereaved parents that their son or daughter will come home in a body bag.

I, too, would like the president to be more straightforward about Syria. I’d rather he’d say it’s none of our business and we have no security interests there and it’s too hard. I would add to Krauthammer’s reasons that our military is terribly overstretched, that we desperately need the money here, and that these missions so often turn out disastrously.

President Obama is a politician, as have been all his predecessors from Gen. Washington on.

Let’s bring our troops home and keep them here.   


Sharon Nottingham 5 years, 10 months ago

The problem with war in a foreign land is that it could take a full generation's birth and longer to change the mindset...no one has enough money to dedicate 25+ years...so there is a vicious cycle of temporary peace until violence once again takes over. We should support diplomacy, but going to war solves nothing in Syria. The crux also is standing back and seeing civilians die.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 10 months ago

There are more wars going on now than when Obama took office, gasoline is almost twice as much, unemployment is higher...etc. When Obama cant even manage America, how in the world can you think he can manage world affairs.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 10 months ago

Because isolationism worked so well in the 20th Century....

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 10 months ago

Grats to the food stamp president. Jimmy Carter is his biggest fan as Jimmy is no longer the worst president we ever had.

windjammer 5 years, 10 months ago

Mr Obama has said as much. You only hear what you want.

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