Letters to the Editor

Fuller letter: Bergdahl

Regarding the Nov. 4 front page headline, “No prison for Bergdahl irks soldiers, president.”

Nobody should be commander-in-chief who has not served in the U.S. military. It’s disgusting to have the country run by Chicken-Hawks, election after election.

Once when Ron Paul was running for president against several other Republican candidates, he was the only one opposing war in the Middle East — yet he was also the only one who had served in the military.

This brings to mind the famous and much-decorated Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler and his lecture, available online, “War is a Racket.” He stated at the beginning that the war racket “is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

That’s what war is all about: Making fortunes for the very few and destroying yet more freedom for the benefit of those elite.

Somebody who served in the military stated a few months ago regarding soldiers fighting in the Middle East, “They’re not fighting for freedom; they’re fighting for the New World Order.”

Only God knows the hell soldiers with a conscience sometimes face when serving in the military.

Violet Fuller, Nampa