A letter I submitted to The Wichita Eagle:
I see a lot of letters, such as “Obama no leader” (Feb. 8 Letters to the Editor), complaining that President Obama doesn’t do enough as a leader to take on
I think he has gone too far.
All we have to do is look at the Kurds to see that people who take an interest in their own democratic institutions are willing to fight
ISIS and win. In Iraq,
lots of land was originally lost to ISIS
because the people do not respect the puppet government this country installed
there thanks to President Bush.
There are also countries with no democracy or input from their people, such as
Arabia. They don’t need the support or
effort of their army because they just count on the United States to go in and fight
We need to start letting these other countries fight their own war and get out of the
Middle East. That
fight is over land, oil and other resources, all of which do not justify the
kind of military intervention we are involved with now.
This is not about our freedom or democracy.
This is not our war, and we do not need to waste our troops or resources in someone else’s battles.