To The Daily Sun,
I would like to give thumbs-up to the cartoon printed with letters to editor on March 14. It turned out to be a fact on the negative attitude many had for a very factual letter written by Ms. Loesch on March 11, 2014. I commend her for writing a letter pointing out the fact that the same right-wingers write the same letters week after week. I quit responding when, as Ms. Loesh pointed out, that they pick out talking points from right-wing-funded Fox News. Try for yourself to find anywhere the facts as they put it anywhere that they write about every week.
The one thing a right winger loves is to criticize but hate to be criticized. Tough, I say. I will write part of a two-part letter today to write my criticism to the remarks made of Ms. Loesch's fact-filled letter written by Mr. Meade on March 14. I would like to first point out to Mr. Meade that he opened the door and so I'm going to walk in. I would like Mr. Meade to pick up his copy of the Constitution and give reference to page, section and paragraph that gave President Bush the right to invade a sovereign nation without provocation, having shown no aggression or threat to this country. I need to once again to point out a fact that as a veteran who has never been in a war zone, they have no idea what it's like to zip up a body bag and being the one to unzip the bag and prepare the body for shipment home. I mention this as every day the right-wingers feel that we need to get in every dog fight in the world.
The fact is that most of the writers to the Daily Sun are old right-wingers like myself, except they contributed their "talking points" with no on-the-job training. I will give Mr. Meade advance notice on a article he has read before. The Laconia Daily Sun printed a half page dated March 27, 2013, written by Pat Buchanan, a two-time GOP presidential candidate titled "Death by (LARGELY) Self inflicted Wounds." I quote his fourth point which reads, " ... rather than bringing the troops home after our cold war triumph and telling our allies the free rides were over, Bush 1 & 2 went crusading for a new world order to end the tyranny in our world. After three wars and a half dozen interventions, we are bankrupt at home and hated abroad. Americans, sick of seeing their best and bravest brought home to Dover or being fitted with prosthetic arms and legs have twice voted for an anti-interventionist president."
I will have more quotes from Mr.Buchanan in part two of my letter. As a reminder Mr.Buchanan won the New Hampshire Primary in 1996. I would recommend that those interested to look this article up and read it for your self.
Mr. Meade continues to mention 13 countries in peril plus more he doesn't mention, and states the mightiest nation the world has ever known, the nation others look to as their protector, offers little more than finger shaking and stern condemnation. I would ask Mr.Meade to get back up on his stump, stare down at the crowd of parents, ask how many are willing to send their children to be the next to come home in a body bag. Since I doubt anyone raised their hand Mr. Meade, what does it say in your Constitution on how to raise an army when no one wants to go?
I will close for today by saying that Mr. Meade reminds me of Paul Harvey (I listened to every night on my trips cross country). And now hear you will hear the rest of the story. The draft ended in 1973. Military today are all volunteers.