Afghanistan

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 ...

Veterans Day parade right on track

Our Veterans Day committee would like to thank the Auburn Journal for the wonderful article (Nov. 4) on this year’s Veterans Day parade. As it mentioned, each year we honor a spe ...