Our country never declared war on Iraq, we are not at war with the mainstream Iraqi people. American troops did not find what they were sent to find (WMDs). So why are they still there? Because pulling out would “dishonor” those who’ve already died?
For me, it is dishonorable to let more American men and women be killed just because others before them have been killed. That’s a vicious circle that has no end.
As for the rhetoric that calling for troop withdrawal “emboldens the efforts of our enemies,” frankly, they’re going to hate us and try to kill us no matter what we say or do, so this is a non-issue.
American troops have the support of the American people! It is the civilian authorities directing those troops that do not have the people’s support. There is a difference.
Meet First Christian's upgrade with support
HB First Christian is merely trying to be a good citizen by upgrading its facilities for its congregation and community. As a neighbor, I support their efforts despite one councilwoman’s attempt to veto the 5 to 0 vote of the Planning Commission. HB First Christian has served this community long before the city was incorporated and yet it has met nothing but hostility from just a few extremely powerful people.
I, a Saint Simon & Jude parishioner, urge you to support this clearly beneficial upgrade. It seems not everyone knows it is illegal for nonprofits to conduct profitable enterprises. Further, it seems to me they are the ones in need of some nonpublic school education.