June 22, 2014 in Letters, Opinion

Why get involved?


Why is it that we in the United States are even considering interfering with what’s happening in Iraq? Two different factions of the same religion, Islam, are fighting one another in the name of Allah. Is that any of our business?

Our nation’s first thought seems to be to question whether or not we should jump in to try to stop this conflict. Would it not result in countless more lives killed and destroyed, more debt amassed? How would it make our country any safer? Is this being patriotic? What exactly would be accomplished except to create more hatred and animosity toward us by the rest of the world?

Must we really try to be the savior of the world, fixing everything, everywhere else?

Bernadine Van Thiel


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