Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Letter: Not our wars

October 9, 2012


To the editor:

By NOT fighting everyone’s wars we would reduce our military expenses drastically, save our soldiers lives, keep them from being disabled and reduce taxes on future generations while staying within our budget.

These people whom we defend are not grateful. They kill our ambassadors, burn our embassy and flag. They have riots because some foreign criminal here made a movie on Muslims. Do these sheiks offer us free oil for all of our protection, or do they charge us more?

Outer space can be cut from our program, too.

We pray for peace and promote better health, yet we fight everyone’s wars, causing soldiers’ deaths and disabilities and leaving families hurt. Does this make sense? Neither candidate embraced peace. Other countries do not have the huge defense budget we do, nor a big a national debt. If we cut out fighting, other countries’ wars, we might be able to fund PBS.

Kris Kobach requires picture IDs for seniors who don’t drive and does not accept picture IDs from young adults who go to private schools. Isn’t this discrimination against seniors and private school students?


Brock Masters 1 year, 6 months ago

Other than the last paragraph the letter makes a valid point.

What threat did Viet Nam pose to us? None Iraq? None. Afghanistan? May have been a threat but why are we nation building there? Bomb the heck out of them. Leave and if they pose a threat again then bomb them again. What threat did Libya pose to us. None.

These aren't our wars.


booyalab 1 year, 6 months ago

"They have riots because some foreign criminal here made a movie on Muslims."

People still believe this?


oldbaldguy 1 year, 6 months ago

she is right we should not be fighting other peoples' wars. this is not an attack on the troops. how many of you commentators have been shot at on a battlefield? it is usually the ones that have not who all blood and thunder or they spent more time in the chow hall instead of in the field.


FlintlockRifle 1 year, 6 months ago

Hey there Missy, do you speak Germany or Japanese, you can thank the GI'S of WW-2, for. Probably someone in your family was there for you


atiopatioo 1 year, 6 months ago

This letter is evidence that traditionally, women evolved as nurturers.


rockchalk1977 1 year, 6 months ago

"They have riots because some foreign criminal here made a movie on Muslims".

Ms. Kieffer, you may want to read the latest on Obama's Benghazi cover-up. We now know that Obama and Hillary lied about Benghazi for weeks, blaming it on a private citizen’s exercise of his free speech rights when they knew within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack. Not only that, but they had ample warning of the attack. Now their lies, designed to cover up their own incompetence, has completely collapsed. ABC News obtained an email from May 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties. This email has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic personnel in that country were provided with adequate security support.

Here is Mitt Romney's latest quote on the matter... “I believe, obviously, that what happened there was a tragic failure. There had been warnings of a possible attack. There were requests on the part of our diplomats there to have additional security forces. They were turned down. And then, following the tragedy, we saw, well, misleading information coming from the administration. And in fact, the president didn’t acknowledge that this was a terrorist act for, what, a week or two? This was a terrorist attack. Lives were lost. This happened on 9/11. We expect candor and transparency from the president, from the administration, and we didn’t get it.”

We can fix this on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.


oldbaldguy 1 year, 6 months ago

Liberty 275 have you served in uniform and in an active theatre of operations? Yu are entitled to your opinion just as Ms. Keifer whom I know.


Liberty275 1 year, 6 months ago

"Outer space can be cut from our program, too."

No. Too many questions out there to ignore.


Liberty275 1 year, 6 months ago

"We pray for peace"

Pray to what? Your toaster will answer you prayers before superstition will. Quit wasting your time.

Our wars.

If dictators are hostile to America and a viable revolutionary group asks for help, and doesn't have a history on turning on us later, why should we not aid them? It's up to them to carry off the revolution, so we should have no part if that. OTOH, if the dictator goes beyond merely defending his regime and punitively attacks the faction


classclown 1 year, 6 months ago

The way this is written, I'd wager that Mary Ann has not achieved adulthood.


Constitutional_Malfeasance 1 year, 6 months ago

Must be slim on material to put in print.


Eybea Opiner 1 year, 6 months ago

This is a "fail" on many levels. Not fighting wars would NOT allow us to stay within our budget. Not even close.

The extreme Islamists who attacked our embassy on 9/11 were NOT acting in response to that crude video (which had been on the internet since July).

Yes, other countries DO have large national debts. Have you not read anything about the financial crisis in Europe?

I realize that writing a letter to the editor is cheaper, but a therapist might be more effective.


Constitutional_Malfeasance 1 year, 6 months ago

Is this letter about war, oil, PBS, Kobach, voter ID, or promoting better health or....????


Matthew Herbert 1 year, 6 months ago

Yikes...a copy editor's nightmare. Remember young writers, your body paragraphs should serve to defend the thesis not run screaming from it.


Mike Gerhardt 1 year, 6 months ago

Ms. Kieffer, are you done with your illogical rant yet?


Armstrong 1 year, 6 months ago

Ok I have to ask the obvious question. WTF does the last paragraph have to do with war ?


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