Iraq

Let Afghans do it themselves

The public seems to be turning against Obama’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The military appears to be wanting more troops hoping for a surge type of success as in Ira ...

Bring our troops and money home

We have been in Iraq for over six years. Now we are sending more troops into Afghanistan, and we will spend another $92 billion on these conflicts. We continue to lose lives in bot ...

Don’t judge veterans by their stance on Iraq

Though I was too young to serve, my father and both uncles all served honorably in the military. Neither I nor any of them appreciate Mike Lavelle calling them “anti-American ... ...

Conservatives to thank for state of the country

The citizens of Placer County elected George Bush twice by a landslide. The citizens have also voted John Doolittle into office 10 times. The citizens of Placer County take great p ...

U.S.’s new policy on Iraq is ‘cut and run’

I have seen a lot of inflamed rhetoric come across the Opinion section of the Auburn Journal since the war in Iraq began. There are those who praise the war and insist we have to ...

Iraq War vet battled for health care

Friends and family were hoping an upcoming benefit dinner would help Roseville soldier Matt Bumpus pay for his costly cancer treatment – and, eventually, beat it. Instead, the e ...

McCain erred in judgment on Iraq, Afghanistan

A shocking new video shows that in 2003, in front of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sen. John McCain said he was more concerned with the war in Iraq, and that we could “muddle ...

Bring home U.S. troops to fight state’s wildfires

Here’s some simple advice for the state of California and the U.S. government: Pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan so they can fight the fires in this state. One more rem ...

Student seeks donations of tunes, movies for troops

I am a senior at Placer High School, and for my senior project, I decided to do something to give back to our Marines in Iraq. I am collecting 500-1,000 CD and DVD donations to s ...