Letter to the Editor - Dan Feuling

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To the editor:

The Syrians are trying to get the U.S. engaged in a civil war between Middle East terrorists and the current regime of a ruthless dictator who has killed over 200,000 of his own people to retain power and control.

But no one agrees on the appropriate military response or the risk of military escalation. That’s because they are playing by Syrian Middle East Stone-Age rules of “my way or war.”

The U.S. must be smarter than the terrorists and change the rules to our advantage. There is no good military response to Syria. It is costly and dangerous to take their bait with a military response that sucks us in.

K. T. McFarland had the only reasonable response I have heard. Her advice is to fight back with an economic strike that threatens their only asset and future influence in the world.

She suggests opening the Keystone Pipeline and drilling our own oil and natural gas to become energy-independent, reducing the price and influence of OPEC and the Middle East once and for all.

The new jobs and prosperity here at home would help our economy grow rather than spending millions more on war while we wait for the real conflict, preventing Iran from nuclear weapons.

Leaders are not afraid to think outside the box.

Dan Feuling

Former publisher

New Hampton newspaper

 

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