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?


Armstrong 5 years, 7 months ago

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

Matthew Herbert 5 years, 7 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.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 7 months ago

So, what should we do-- invade and occupy every Muslim country in the world? Or just bomb the bejesus out of them?

How much deficit spending do you think we should allow for accomplishing any of this?

classclown 5 years, 7 months ago

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

Liberty275 5 years, 7 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

Liberty275 5 years, 7 months ago

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

No. Too many questions out there to ignore.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 7 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 5 years, 7 months ago

I went in the Army at 17 and spent time in Germany during the end of the cold war.

paulveer 5 years, 7 months ago

Let's see, the LTE writer's less than eloquent venting of understandable frustrations, or the fecal matter left by the above commenter and others? Hmmm....

booyalab 5 years, 7 months ago

I think women who bring their nurturing instinct to politics tend to give the rest of us a bad name. Some of us don't view the world like it's our precious helpless little pumpkin and we're crazy attachment/helicopter parents with no lives or critical thinking skills. We're adults. Let us talk about adult things.

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 7 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

oldbaldguy 5 years, 7 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.

booyalab 5 years, 7 months ago

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

People still believe this?

Brock Masters 5 years, 7 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.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 7 months ago

"These aren't our wars."

You should prescribe a lot of bombing for wars that aren't ours.

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