To the editor of THE EAGLE:

To John McCain, John Boehner, Darryl Issa, Sean Hannity, Mitch McConnell, Kelly Ayotte, Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney and so on -- if you all want to re-invade Iraq that bad, please go yourselves. First.

I will pray for your safe return along with the rest of our men and women in uniform. When you do return, God willing, maybe you can also witness first hand what consistently voting to defund veteran services looks and feels like. None of you seem to be listening to anyone except Fox News, so apparently first-hand personal experience is the only way to get the point across.

I often wonder how quickly we as a country would rush into wars if Congress had to be on the front lines. Or, how about a constitutional amendment that says if you, personally, want to go to war, your children go first? Hey Mitt, want to bet $10,000 that as a country we would never start another war?

As I said in a previous letter, it’s been a tough couple of years, 10 grand would be a big help, and we all know I’d win that bet. I cannot possibly be the only person who feels this way.

CLARK MAHONY

Lee


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