Jackie Manley: Sen. John McCain not overlooking war

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— With the upcoming caucuses and the Republican presidential race heating up, it is time for voters to seriously consider who they will choose for the GOP presidential nomination.

One factor seems to be overlooked by many candidates - except one.

Sen. John McCain realizes our nation is at war, both with external enemies (the Taliban, al-Qaida, etc.) and with waste and corruption in our own government.

He has consistently urged Congress to keep troops in Iraq, to honorably finish the war on terrorism and to keep the nation safe from those who wish to inflict another 9/11 on the United States. We are at war, and we need a war-time president with the ability and experience to be the next commander in chief immediately.

Having seen firsthand the aftermath of Madrid's train bombings several years ago, I am more than ever impressed with the reality of this war and the consequences of failing to finish the job we started in Iraq and Afghanistan.

John McCain has supported our troops, even when it was not politically correct or expedient, and supported our war on terrorism. He has also fiercely attacked waste and corruption in our federal government, one of the chief causes of our current recession. Pork barrel spending must be eliminated, and John McCain fights to do so. If you agree, as I do, that a strong national defense and a fiscally responsible government are important, please support John McCain for president.

Sincerely,

Jackie Manley

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nikobesti 6 years, 10 months ago

Jackie Manley writes: "He has consistently urged Congress to keep troops in Iraq, to honorably finish the war on terrorism and to keep the nation safe from those who wish to inflict another 9/11 on the United States."

Even if we have a complete and total victory in Iraq, which I deem highly unlikely, this will not finish the war on terrorism. The war on terrorism is not a simple as one war in one country with one enemy. Failed US foreign policy, including the war in Iraq, is breaking terrorists faster than we can kill them. There is no "finishing" the war on terrorism, Jackie.

Secondly, the Iraq war is not keeping our nation safe from terrorists. It is turning people into terrorists. A typical Muslim in the Middle East may have disliked America before the Iraq War, but not enough to blow himself up because of it. However, now that we are occupying a country and people are dying and desperate, that same man is now willing to take up arms against us.

Jackie Manley writes: "Having seen firsthand the aftermath of Madrid's train bombings several years ago, I am more than ever impressed with the reality of this war and the consequences of failing to finish the job we started in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Again, the terrorists that attacked Madrid may not have done so if America, and our Spanish allies, were not part of the Iraq War. That attack was a result of Western presence in Iraq.

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