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Letter: Killing Iranian general did not make Americans safer

Jan. 6 — To the Editor: The president ordered the bombing of an Iranian general in Iraq which also killed an Iraqi militia leader. He claimed it

Jan 7th · 1 min read

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Jan 7, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Jan 7, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Jan. 6 — To the Editor:The president ordered the bombing of an Iranian general in Iraq which also killed an Iraqi militia leader. He claimed it was to make us safer. The day after US civilians in Iraq were told to get out of the country and our troops told to forget about ISIS and protect themselves. Now the Iraqi government has voted to expel our troops from their country. Iran says it will completely abandon its agreement to limit its nuclear program. Maybe they will have a bomb in a year or two. Does that make you feel safer?ISIS must be dancing a jig as they can rebuild in Syria and Iraq without worrying about us getting in the way. How are we going to keep the few troops we have in Syria when they get supplies via Iraq? The general we killed and his militia helped drive ISIS out of many of Iraq’s cities while we bombed ISIS from the air. That militia might protect the Shia portions of Iraq, but I doubt they will be concerned or welcomed in the Sunni areas where ISIS hangs out.Sunday, 3 Americans were killed in Kenya when an Al Qaeda affiliated group from Somalia attacked a military base. Are we now going to bomb or invade Somalia in revenge?This is what happens when a President acts without thinking beyond the immediate consequences and has fired anyone who has.Walter HamiltonPortsmouth

last updated: 2020-01-08@06:01