I was saddened when I read the letter, “Fed up with Iran” in your Oct. 1 edition. I can only assume that the writer is either on active military duty or just about to enlist, so he can “see what you got.” Having served two tours in Vietnam and seen more people die than I ever wanted to, I believe deep in my heart that we need to disengage from our Middle Eastern wars and certainly get involved in another one with Iran.
While the leaders of both political parties claim victory is just around the corner, or available with a few thousand more troops, or just barely out of our grasp, we continue to lose what really matters to the United States. We are recklessly shedding too much blood of our courageous young people, spending vast amounts of our money, and squandering the moral treasury of our national soul to achieve what will be, I believe, the same ultimate result we ended up with in Vietnam.
We are losing the war for the moral high ground in the world, and if we lose that, the military victory so many think is so important won’t really matter. We won’t be the country we want to be, but will remain torn apart by political division, crippled by a sinking economy, and populated with thousands … >>>