Letter to the Editor: 10.19.12

I am writing to express my anger and frustration about the brave American troops that continue to be forced into harm’s way for absolutely no good reason!

I am 53 years old and I clearly remember the very many protests during The Vietnam War. There were literally millions of people that had grown to detest this slaughter of humans on both sides of this war. I am not angry at the American troops that fought in this war, but then; as now, I am angry and frustrated by the ignorance that pervades Washington, D.C. to continue, yet again, to put American troops in harm’s way for absolutely nothing!

The Vietnam War was fought to keep South Vietnam free from Communism. Here, again, American troops were called upon to shoulder the over-whelming danger of doing the fighting and dying. My memory is that the Vietnamese troops may as well have not even existed!

After years and years of bloody loss, The communists took South Vietnam anyway! Again, what good was accomplished by so much loss by American troops and their families?

Now, we have the asinine quagmire of Iraq and Afghanistan. The government of Afghanistan, if you can call it that, has even asked the United States to leave! Why, in the name of humanity, can’t our government see how insulting these ungrateful warring people are to U.S. troops and our country?

The “friendlys” killing American troops answers this question!

 

Letter by Tim Bledsoe, non-student from North Augusta, S.C.