OPEN LETTER TO REP. ROS-LEHTINEN
June 18, 2012
Dear Representative Ros-Lehtinen,
You have written a letter to President Obama saying that any cut to the spending on the Afghanistan occupation is “morally reprehensible” and you have demanded no cuts to spending on anything war-related.
Please be advised that the epitome of a “morally reprehensible” policy is to continue combat operations in Afghanistan that will result in the slaughter of innocent men, women and children in great numbers.
Most Americans now understand that propping up the corrupt Karzai government is unlikely to result in a free and democratic Afghanistan and is not worth the life, limb or mental health of one more soldier.
Moreover, by continuing combat operations in Afghanistan we are wasting eight billion dollars per month that we must borrow. Counterproductive war not only takes a toll on our soldiers, it hollows out our economy and weakens America. This is what Bin Laden intended for us in Afghanistan and you’ve fallen into his trap.
Many combat veterans in our organization suggest that you go to Afghanistan and sign up with a unit at a forward operating base for six months. If you come back intact, you’ll then understand how outrageous it is that our fine troops are sent to bleed and die on an impossible mission that mostly enriches war profiteers.
We respectfully suggest that you re-examine your own conscience before calling the President’s policy morally reprehensible and apologize to him for your comments.
President,FloridaVeterans for Common Sense, Inc.
CC: President Obama
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