Will the U.S. military ever stay home and quit trying to police the world? No! The war hawks always want war with someone.

Just why are we in the Middle East? Some say to protect our interests, which usually means oil money.

America has a long history and a number of conflicts with Iran:

• In 1980, the Iran hostage crisis

• In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair, after which a number of President Reagan’s officials were found guilty of felonies

• In 1988, a U.S. warship sank an Iranian frigate and shelled two Persian Gulf oil platforms

• In 1988, the U.S. Navy accidentally shot down an Iranian commercial jet and 290 passengers and crew members lost their lives. The U.S. never apologized.

Now the Iranians have shot down a U.S. drone. Now the U.S. has put millions of dollars in the Persian Gulf. The ships that were attacked in the Gulf did not belong to the United States and the countries that owned the ships have not come to defend themselves. So why is the United States the police of the world?

The U.S. has many problems at home. We need to fix America for America. Let’s hope the draft dodger with bone spurs keeps the United States out of war.

LaVon D. Brillhart


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