Afghanistan

Enough with ‘cannon fodder’

The hawks, who are always pushing for war, should take note of 38-year-old Robert Bales and the tragedy in Afghanistan. Enough is enough! This young man is somebody’s son, husban ...

Withdraw from Afghanistan

Thank you for publishing stories about the tragic killing of Afghan civilians this week. The soldier who allegedly committed these killings is another victim of a failed U.S. war p ...

Bring our US soldiers home

If there has ever been a time to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, that time is now! When Qurans were accidently burned, riots broke out. Six American soldiers were killed by A ...

Some would mistreat women

It is a shame how, in this day and age, women are regarded by leaders of the world in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and The Republican Party. PATRICK R. LITTLE, Auburn

A Gold Star mother never forgets

The holidays are a busy time for Deborah Getz, but not because she’s celebrating. Instead, Getz spends the weeks after Thanksgiving organizing an annual toy drive for hundre ...

Boys & Girls Club members show soldier ‘random kindness’

United States Army member Jason Content, an E4 Specialist, visited the Boys & Girls Club in Auburn on Monday by invitation of the children and was presented with a Random Acts of C ...

Vote out that poser Obama

Re: “Obama gets things done,” (Reader Input, Oct. 31). As usual, Ron Lowe is way off base with his assessment of Obama’s effectiveness as a leader. For starters, Guantanamo i ...

Deepest thanks to our veterans

Kudos to the Auburn Journal for the article featuring U.S. Marine Tim Bergenstock on Wednesday, Oct 26. He and millions of other veterans are what has kept this country free. I can ...

Use the billions elsewhere

The real U.S. economic problem is war spending! “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Oct. 16, reported that the U.S. Government is spending $200 million per day in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars ...

USA’s military budget beats all

I was thinking about our military spending. We spend more than the next 17 nations combined, almost 42 percent of our budget. I believe if we closed all of our bases overseas, hal ...

Riding customized Harley reminds mom of Marine son

Some days when Renee Meade gets on her motorcycle for a ride it’s a roller coaster of emotions. The fun of the wind in her face, the joy of riding and going fast is most often ov ...

Change tactic in Afghanistan

I am happy to see that U.S. troops are starting to move out of Afghanistan, but the pace is too slow. Nine years after the 2001 invasion there are 250,000 foreign forces in Afghani ...

Don’t skip over historical facts

Willard Schmehl (Reader Input, March 24) alleges illegal involvement of Democratic presidents in overseas military operations, yet holds George Bush up as the great defender of the ...

People die for free speech

Re: Carrie Moley, Auburn, (Reader Input, Jan. 11): Carrie: You accused the Journal of printing letters that, in your point of view, lack an appropriate degree of civil propriety. ...

US manages wars poorly

There is a very good reason to stop making war, aside from the morality issue. We just aren’t very good at it; in fact we are basically incompetent. We can’t manage supplies, p ...