Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2013

We live in an empire of lies

Last week, the cheerleader for war, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, became very frustrated with two retired Army Colonels on his show. They would not support the rush to war and bombing Syria. Bill accused them of not believing our government. Here is a short memo to Bill: WAKE UP!

We live in an empire of lies. Haven’t you heard about all the government spying and surveillance on everyone, everywhere? How about Benghazi, “Fast and Furious,” IRS gate, and the secret drone bombing and targeting. Does anyone remember the lies about weapons of mass destruction that Bush used to drag us into a war on Iraq? Have you ever heard how Lyndon Johnson fabricated the story about the Gulf of Tonkin incident that got us into Vietnam?

Now is our last chance to demand that our Congress persons and senators stop World War III before Obama starts the bombing. Four-star Gen. Wesley Clark describes in two minutes the Pentagon plans to take over seven countries (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw&feature=player_detailpage).

How many more trillions of dollars must we go in debt to please the profiteering military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about? Will we get suckered again into believing that these wars are being fought for our freedom? How many U.S. soldiers will lose their lives in the next big mistake?  

— Max Beer

Milford

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