Some people seem to think war is like a football game; get a bowl of popcorn and pick a winner. War is dead babies, grieving mothers and men who don’t come home. War should be a last resort, not an impulsive response.
How would we like to wake up and have Chinese soldiers on every corner and patrolling the streets? How would we have liked it if Spain or France meddled in our Civil War?
There are atrocities all over the world; go to Africa, Asia or South America. We cannot fix everything that is wrong with the world. We don’t even do such a good job with that here at home.
War is a good thing for the rich and bad for everyone else.
Do not we have enough intelligence and creativity that we can use our resources better? There are children who go to bed hungry every night in America, people who can’t get medical care, and we send million-dollar jets all over the world? For what? It’s always the same thing; there is money to be made in war.
War is hell. We are not the NY Yankees to be cheered on because we can beat up the weaker team. Have we forgotten the lessons of Vietnam so soon? Or, do we choose to ignore it?
Stay out of Syria. Get out of Afghanistan.
DARRELL L. BOWEN