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Reader Opinion: Was it worth it?

Here's kind of how I feel about going around the world trying to dispose of evil leaders, when we have no idea who would replace them. It's kind of a flex your muscles thing, without keeping in mind who you're dealing with, and knowing that it wi...

Here's kind of how I feel about going around the world trying to dispose of evil leaders, when we have no idea who would replace them. It's kind of a flex your muscles thing, without keeping in mind who you're dealing with, and knowing that it will probably make them even more determined to defy this country. The attack on Syria cost us $93 million and change. Pretty good for a country that borrows one quarter of its budget and can't fix its roads and bridges or provide health care for its people. But for the president it probably just felt so damn good to do it.

Trump's desire to grow our military by $600 billion, a military that already spends more than anyone else in the world, is showing his true intentions to try and bully the rest of the world the way he is already bullying Washington and it's scary. It's scary because we are going to be at war in so many places and stretched so thin militarily that it's only going to be one more Afghanistan and Iraq after another. For 15 years we have been fighting a rag tag army in Afghanistan who drive Toyota pickups and shoot 35-cent bullets at us, while we shoot million dollar missiles back at them, and they have held us in check.

When is enough, enough. When do you swallow your ill gotten pride and come home and take care of this country, while we still have a country. When do you invest in your own people and come to the realization that despite all of the atrocities out there, what you are doing is not working and will never work and all you are really doing is stirring the pot.

Mike Holst

Crosslake

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