Letters to the Editor — Nov. 9, 2022



The Issue: The president’s terrible, continuing mistakes on domestic and global policy.

All President Biden has to do is slightly increase the number of illegal migrants coming across the border to 229,000 a day. (“House GOP: 1st item is border,” Nov. 7).

Why? Then he will have emptied all of Central America by the time the next president is sworn in on January 20, 2025. No big deal.

Paul Ladell
West Orange, NJ

Never before in American history has an American president been so indifferent to defending our border by allowing millions of illegal aliens to flood our country. That’s along with deadly drugs, sex traffickers and a potential terrorist attack that could easily dwarf the death toll of 9/11.

This is such an abdication of his presidential oath to “preserve, defend and protect” America from mayhem and ruin that his impeachment trial wouldn’t last but a few days before an overwhelming verdict of guilty was rendered.

Eugene R. Dunn
Medford

Over the course of the last 730 days, President Biden and the Democrats have catapulted inflation to historically high levels, abandoned American energy independence and opened our borders.

Biden and the Democrats failed to deter Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and presided over a Marxist-style cultural takeover of our schools.

Remind me: Who are the extremists, again?

Henry Wilson
Washington, DC

President Biden recently asked Ukraine to stop its war with Russia and settle for peace. This guy is nuts with a capital “N”. (“Don’t look now,” Augustus Howard, PostScript, Nov. 5).

After supporting Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars and equipment, he has done an abrupt about-face.

Biden should retire and let his generals decide how best to support Ukraine. This is no longer a war between Russia and Ukraine, but a war between Russia and the United States — and the world knows that.

American withdrawal would show the world that Russia can beat the United States, which is an invitation to China to invade Taiwan and North Korea to invade South Korea. Both would know the United States is now a mere paper tiger and will not support wars of long duration.

John Lemandri
Williamsburg, Va.

The Issue: The meaning of Veterans’ Day to all Americans and to the country itself.

With Veterans Day approaching, there is one thing I would love to get off my chest. To my fellow veterans, thank you for your service to our country (“Mission accomplished,” @Work, Nov. 7).

I was drafted in 1968 into the US Army during an uncertain time, to say the least. I never felt any dissatisfaction with those who were exempt because they were students, nor did I dislike those who decided to leave the country and move to Canada.

Those who left made the decision that best served their lives. During my time, 55,000 brave soldiers died serving and tens of thousands came home wounded (whether mentally or physically).

We served with honor and would do it again. Thank a veteran on Nov. 11 and every day, because he or she deserves that.

Philip Vallone
Ossining

On Veterans Day, we remember from WWII the hazards faced by our armed forces. The 8th Air Force alone suffered over 26,000 dead. But of all air crew members, the ball-turret gunner confronted the most dismal fate.

Returning home could become tragic: It was possible for a B-24 to land with a lowered ball turret. That was then scraped off, taking the unhappy gunner with it.

Nolan Nelson
Redmond, Ore.



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