Opinion Line (June 14)

06/14/2014 12:00 AM

06/13/2014 6:33 PM

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We spent a trillion dollars training the South Vietnamese army to stand against the north, and a trillion dollars training the Iraqis to stand against the insurgents. So how did that work for us?

Obama told us al-Qaida was on the run. He just didn’t tell us they were running right back into Baghdad. He and his foreign policy are both disasters.

Militants are back in control of a large amount of Iraq. Looks like America is not the only country Obama has fundamentally changed.

The Soldier’s Creed says, “I will never leave a fallen comrade.” The Airman’s Creed says, “I will never leave an airman behind.” It’s a fundamental military and American value. The Republicans’ Creed seems to be, “If we don’t like you, we will gladly leave you behind.”

After the Eric Cantor defeat, every incumbent should be scared, very scared.

Cantor is not conservative enough for his district? Some even call him too liberal. How crazy right-wing conservative is our nation going to go? This insanity has got to stop.

Two words destroying America – tea party.

It is going to be a great honor to cast a vote for Todd Tiahrt on Aug. 5. We can send someone back to Washington who wants to listen to our concerns and not our phone calls.

I heard some McConnell guys talking about the new tankers coming to the base. I’m sure glad Rep. Mike Pompeo was able to make that happen.

We are trying to get career politicians out of D.C., and here we have a career politician in Todd Tiahrt wanting us to send him back to D.C. No, thank you.

What is worse – being a liberal and afraid to leave the house because someone might have a gun, or being conservative and afraid to leave the house unless you have a gun?

With all these killings in our schools, why aren’t there turnstile metal detectors before the shooters even get in? I guess dollars outrank lives. Also, how were these shooters raised? Bad parenting? Obnoxious video games?

If restaurant owners were paying attention, they would have their establishments divided into sections with and without children.

Would the three people (wherever you are) who were concerned about the endangered status of the Canada goose consider a recount?

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