LETTER: U.S. troops should come home

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:52 a.m.

U.S. troops should come home

I am writing to express my anger and frustration about the brave U.S. troops who continue to be forced into harms way for absolutely no good reason.

I am 53-years-old and I clearly remember the very many protests during the Vietnam War. There were literally millions of people who had grown to detest this slaughter of humans on both sides of this war. I am not angry at the U.S. troops who fought in this war, but then, as now, I am angry and frustrated by the ignorance in Washington, D.C., to continue, yet again, to put U.S. troops in harms way for absolutely nothing.

The Vietnam War was fought to keep South Vietnam free from Communism. Here, again, U.S. troops were called upon to shoulder the over-whelming danger of doing the fighting and dying. My memory is that the Vietnam troops may as well have not even existed. After years and years of bloody loss,the Communists took South Vietnam anyway. Again, what good was accomplished by so much loss?

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta

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