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.