war

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 ...

Vietnam vets still comrades

I was in the waiting room of the Auburn Veteran’s Administration’s health care clinic when a man came in to sit across from me. He was wearing a well-worn baseball cap with lar ...

War budget must be slashed

At a time when budgets are tight, and programs and services in our community are being cut back, the Pentagon budget keeps getting bigger. The Secretary of Defense announced on Ja ...

Consider war’s unintended consequences

Rob Howard and Donna Arz have reason to suggest a more balanced reaction to the incident of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). As is well-known in all of our ...

Utilize USA’s resources here

We spend billions a month on war, but can’t help our historic post office. How foolish we are! Our priorities are misguided. We need to stop wasting our tax money on other countr ...

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 ...

This country is addicted to war

I beg to differ with the gentle writer who recently chided the pacifists for demonstrating and said that although no one wants war it is sometimes necessary (Cleona Duncan, Reader ...

US veterans were there

I would like to thank John Dzioba of Auburn for inviting me to the V.A. Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. Mr. Dzioba is a Vietnam vet. As we walked down the long hallw ...

Bring UN in on Iraq/Afghan wars

A possible solution to the Afghan-Iraq war(s) would be to request that the United Nations take an active part in overseeing and controlling and establishing effective democratic go ...

'Big government' gripes biased

Republicans and tea party supporters seem to be disingenuous in their complaints about deficit spending and the takeover by “big government.” I say this because I did not hear ...