The U.S. has no business starting another war on the rumor of poison gas being used in Syria. As a WWII vet, I fought a war where we lost millions — a war we felt had to be waged. I feel the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and others were unnecessary. We lost more than 75,000 of our young people, and I feel we accomplished little. Billions and billions of our hard-earned taxes have been wasted, while we can't take good care of our own people.
If others want to fight, let them. We can't police the world. I use the phrase the marines use, "Choose the hill you want to die on." I plead, I pray, that Syria isn't one of them. Instead, strengthen border security, build up our defenses, become energy independent, protect our citizens, improve our economy and stay clear of this conflict mess.
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