Withdraw from bases
Once again I have to put my two cents worth into all the wasteful time, energy and money being spent on the "war" in Afghanistan. Anyone with an ounce of brains knows that this is a real war, declared or not.
I ask what have we gained? What have we lost? I will tell you — thousands of young men and women killed or crippled. Is it really worth it? I don't think so.
Would the politicians think it is worth it to trade places with some of our brave service men and women, who, by the way, are all volunteers? I think not.
It is my opinion that we should withdraw all of our service people from all foreign bases immediately and build our national defense so powerful that no nation would even think of attacking us in any way. We should support Israel completely and forget about negotiating with Iran because those people have a one-track mind.
Thomas R. Urban
The writer was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
The March 20 letter to the editor concerning a change in policy toward Israel has finally prompted me to respond. Week after week, I read these letters suggesting and/or stating there is nothing wrong with having an abortion, being a homosexual person, watching our government have the unbelievable nerve to order a church to include contraceptives with their insurance coverage, and now a person having the gall to state we need to stop being a defender of Israel.
Of course, I am against abortions. I am against the homosexuals. I am against my government telling any religion what it will or will not do. And you can bet your very last dollar, I will stand with Israel.
You want to be for these things, that is your right, but here and now, I want to be counted as against abortions, against homosexuals, against my government telling religions what they will or will not do, and against our country deserting Israel. I am not judging anyone's opinions on these subjects as I am clearly speaking my convictions.
Anna G. Gregorich