Some say that when the US takes military action, it brings the American People together. I disagree. I think this is “wishful thinking” on the part of our “hawks” and is offered to indoctrinate voters to support the US role as “policeman to the world”. The cost of the US continuing this is unsustainable.
I was running the Personnel function at Electromagnetic Sciences Inc. in 1991, when we saw the bombing of Bagdad on CNN. We designed and manufactured defense electronics and we were exhilarated to see how well our military hardware was working. We had already won the “cold war” in 1989 and the Bagdad bombing “showcased” our work. In addition, we saw few US casualties in the Gulf War (1990-1991) and victory came in 5 months. All of the errors committed in the Vietnam War were corrected with our new hardware and well thought-out strategies and tactics. I would have preferred removing Saddam Hussein in 1991 for ordering his invasion of Kuwait.
I agree with Trump’s decision to bomb the Syrian airbase to extract a cost for using poison gas on civilian targets. I have no problem with retaliatory strikes and hope the Chinese and North Koreans get the message.
I differ with our political “hawks” on several levels. I believe that “defense” is appropriate to preserve our homeland, the US landmass and our sovereignty. Where were the “hawks” when the UN declared their ownership of our coastline and water and children and demanded a carbon tax?
Our current “defense” priorities should be to reverse the invasion of the US by illegal aliens and Muslim refugees. I also believe that “defense” is required to preserve the US Constitution (as written) and fight the Socialist Agenda in the US by replacing all Liberal members of the US Congress.
Helping any other sovereign country is pure foreign aid that we can no longer afford. I believe the citizens of these countries are responsible for solving their own problems with their own governments.
I do support our role in using the US Navy to keep international shipping lanes open, because we have always done this.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader