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The cost if we don’t fight

Editor:

Qasem Soleimani is dead. He was in the right place at the right time for us. For years, as the commander of Iran’s Qud Force, he has been responsible for the death and maiming of hundreds of American troops. There are many left wing political voices who call the killing a stupid act that will lead us into more war. Under Soleimani’s leadership Iran has had us in their sights for a number of years, primarily because Israel is our friend and ally. Now we have a new president in town and he is willing to fight back. If that requires us to fight harder, so be it. It is much better than telling Iran that if they continue to kill our sons and daughters, we will tell the U.N. and the regime in Iran will be in big trouble! Striking back is also better than waiting for months while Chuck and Nancy play their fiddles as the country burns. We grieve with all the families who have lost their children in combat … WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all the other burning conflicts that have swallowed them. However, was that sacrifice for America expected for past generations, but is out of the question for this one? I pray that the question facing us will not be how much it will cost if we fight back, but rather what will it cost the United States if we don’t?

Lewis Brandt

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