In prior letters I have continually stressed the importance of terminating our foreign excursions and bringing our troops home to regroup for whatever may lie ahead.
The reasons are simple. The ridiculous waste of our meager resources in showering money we don't have on governments we can't trust but are glad to help spend our money.
The current debacle unwinding in Iraq is a prime example. Those who maintain a map of the Middle East might even construct an overlay showing the constant advance of Islam toward the West. Our part seems to be lots of talk and money all down the tube.
I am a three-war veteran and the last thing I would suggest is trying to placate our differences with Islam and with the socialists. There is ample proof of the foolhardiness of both.
All the while "we" have been tied down in the Middle and Far East, all sorts of skullduggery has been going on right in our own hemisphere that has a direct effect upon the very existence of our nation. We even have a president who, with his "fellow travelers," advocates the cancellation of our Constitution and whom is simply a poorly veiled front for those who would see us as a third world former power...
Those of us who served once swore an oath to serve and defend our Constitution against all enemies. It may surprise many to look back and recall that swearing-in ceremony but a solemn oath, once taken, is still as effective today. I opine, with regret, it appears that all who swore the oath must stand and be counted again as we rapidly approach the day of reckoning.
On the strength that I could be wrong, can we afford it? You decide, but don't tarry for time is of essence!
Rolland S. Freeman