I take offense with a recent letter from Bruce McCutcheon.
I am a veteran of World War II and have had the experience of seeing war. I enlisted on Nov. 5, 1942. I left a very good job to kick the Nazis back to where they came from.
If we had not assisted England in its battle with the force from Germany, Hitler could have taken England. Then, with the aid of Japan (already in China), go after the USSR. Italy went after Africa, and with Hitler, it would have succeeded. It could have easily decided to plunge into South America.
After that success, it would start looking north. It would have seen Central America and then Mexico. This would have been a cinch.
Germany and its allies would have run over anywhere they decided to go.
Now think what we would have done with Germany at our southern border. We would have to protect ourselves only with our close neighbor to the north, Canada.
What would those who think we should never go to war do in this situation? Sign a pact with Hitler and Tojo and Mussolini? How good do you think that piece of paper would be? Probably as much as the pact Hitler signed with Stalin. No good at all.
This is why we need to kick the, um, hello out of our enemies before they get strong. We love this country for all its freedoms, but you have to be able to retain them. And sometimes, we have to expend our might to remain the way we love living.
Believe me, there is no other country that has the freedoms we are blessed with. I always say thank the Lord for small favors.
It is too bad there is no draft. Most of those drafted learned how to obey orders, and respect authority when given an order.
There are two countries that still make it mandatory that everyone capable serve their country. Not the U.S. — and we have the most to lose.
We have never lost a war!
Look at North Korea, it is still where it was when we left, but in worse shape.
If we could have kept Congress out of Vietnam, we would not been have shammed into leaving there, but they are in no better shape now than when we left. And communism hasn’t progressed any further in that area since we left.
Louis G. Valiante