Letters to the Editor
September 6, 2013 1:54PM
Secretary of State John Kerry told a Congressional committee that the President is not asking to go to war. He went on to say he doesn't consider this going to war in the classical sense. Interesting. I certainly looks a lot like war.
SEND US YOUR OPINION: Letters to the editor should be no more than 300 words. The Post-Tribune reserves the right to edit or reject any letter. All letters must be signed and include your name, address and telephone number for verification. To send us your letter to the editor, mail to: 350 N. Orleans St., Chicago, IL 60654; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions,
call John O’Neill, editor, at (312) 321-2028.
Updated: October 9, 2013 7:47PM
United States is
Syria is in the spotlight for their Chemical Weapons use.
There have been quite a few countries that have used chemical weapons of sorts during conflicts and wars throughout history, even the United States of America.
The U.S. chemical weapons program began during World War I. Chemical weapons production directed principally against people ended in 1969. For nine years, between 1962 and 1971, approximately 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides were sprayed over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by the U.S. military, resulting in an estimated 400,000 people killed or maimed and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of what were called ‘rainbow herbicides’ in Operation Ranch Hand.
The United States renounced chemical weapons in 1997 and destruction of stockpiled weapons is still ongoing. I think we are not the ones who should be casting the first stone.
U.S. Marine, retired
be in opposition
Congress is on summer recess until Sept. 9. When Congress is on recess, most congressmen go back to their districts and hold town hall meetings. At least the congressmen that want to interact or hear from their constituents.
Our congressman (Visclosky) is not interested to inform the public of what is going on in Washington. We have major issues that will impact us personally and affect our wallets, making it more financially difficult for families to make ends meet.
Two major issues that will affect us, like the de-funding of Obamacare and immigration reform, both issues that Rep. Visclosky will not fight against. In October, Congress will vote on the Continuing Resolution with an opportunity to de-fund Obamacare. We have immigration laws on the book, but the new proposed bill will lower wages even more if it is passed. By supporting both of these issues, Visclosky is hitting your wallet. What will you do about it?