|Bettejo Dux turned 82 years young on August 15, 2012.Bettejo has lived on the cosmic island of Kaua'i for over 40 years and is a people lover, animal lover and lover of life.Today she talks about bringing an end to war...|
I won’t even argue with you about the number of American deaths, certainly all of us are thankful fewer and fewer of our gallant troops are killed in these wars.
But aren't you forgetting the dreadful wounds — mental, spiritual and physical — our men and women suffer?
Not everyone takes to killing innocent men, women and children — thank goodness — and the number of senseless innocent deaths in the Middle East is appalling.
Further, you forget the way wars are waged by us today is very different from the way wars were waged in the past.
More and more expensive mindless killing machines.
More and more profit to those involved in the business of producing these killing machines.
The military/industrial complex flourishes, our people and our nation suffer. Is that how we should be spending our tax dollars?
If you remember “The victor always takes on the trappings of the vanquished,” you will understand where and why we are today.
Those of us on the left introduce these human factors into the equation and know it doesn’t add up.
Stop the war.
Bring our troops home.
Feed and educate kids
Take care of the poor, the elderly and the sick.
Peace and love.
Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo
This blog appeared as an opinion article in the August 24, 2012 edition of the Kauai garden Island news; http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-friday-august/article_298a0320-edb2-11e1-b84a-0019bb2963f4.html
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