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February 25, 2014
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Letter: Supporting the troops, but not the administrations

Nothing gained from dying

I’m a veteran and I “Support Our Troops” as brethren. However, that does not mean I support where our troops have been, and continue to be, deployed. I’m of the Vietnam era and like so many other people, lost far too many friends there.

Fast forward to today and you will find a country of thriving economic growth and stability there. It is essentially the same as it would have been many years earlier, except for the delay attributed to our military intervention.

Why doesn’t anybody weigh and wonder why so many lives were lost, and for what?

It’s abundantly obvious no lessons were learned, as we re-enact the same situations and scenarios in the Middle East. The factions we’ve been fighting are back and resuming their agendas almost faster than we are withdrawing. As our government winds down our involvement and brings our troops home, (far too many in body bags), I once again find myself asking: Why doesn’t anybody weigh and wonder why so many lives were lost, and for what?

Norman Paul Neal

Roseburg


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