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Letter to the Editor
Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Respect for military

As a nine-year veteran of the Army, I have been following the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl issue closely, along with the VA scandal. During my tenure in the military, which occurred right at the end of the Vietnam War, I would not and could not have justified the swap of this soldier for five high-level enemy combatants.

I'll let the military deal with Sgt. Bergdahl, which we all should do. But recent events at the Pakistan airport show that our enemies have been emboldened by this swap. History will undoubtedly show that this political mistake by this administration will put other Americans in harm's way.

This Democrat administration has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that it cannot and will not show respect for the men and women, and their families, who defend this country.

I recall, with great angst, how veterans were treated after Vietnam and during the Carter administration. History shows we are repeating some of the same political mistakes we made back then.

I pray that the citizens wake up soon and bring America back to a position of strength and never, never let progressive Democrats gain a political foothold again.

Richard Bell

Ligonier Township

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