To the Editor:
I just read the Letter to The Editor printed today (Dec. 15) in the KDH from Col. M. L. Handy, Retired. I totally agree with him and his opinion. I also am a Vietnam veteran who flew many combat missions and was forced to crash-land July 2, 1968, due to very heavy ground fire. I am now 100 percent disabled due to that crash and other problems, but I still have my brain and know what is happening in our country.
We were once the greatest country on this earth, but are becoming the weakest country at a rapid rate. We do not have enough know-how to quit giving away our country to the very people who hate us and are trying as hard as they can to completely destroy us. We buy all the junk from China so they have enough of our dollars to lend back to us. We use the money we borrow to give to the others who are trying to destroy us.
Do you think I should borrow money so I could give it away and never have a chance of paying it back? That would be really stupid, but that is what our country is doing. We need to get out of Afghanistan and stop pouring our borrowed money into the world’s largest poppy fields that furnish a high percentage of the dope that is killing our country.
When we fight wars that are directed by people with little or no military experience, we can expect to lose. I personally think that Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara were responsible for at least 50,000 of our fine young military personnel not coming back alive. LBJ said, “I will not let those Blankety-blank generals screw up my war.” Well, someone sure did. I guess as we are suffering in every way for it.
If we quit giving to all our enemies, we could pay off our national debt in a very short time and not be in debt to China or anyone else. We could again be the greatest country in the world.
Please use your vote to get us back to being the greatest country in the world and financially the richest nation in the world. Quit giving our nation’s wealth away!
retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Boyer