Is a vital security interest threatened? Do we have a clear attainable objective? Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed? Have all non-violent policy means been exhausted? Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? Have all consequences of our action been fully considered? Is the action supported by the American people? Do we have broad international support?
Without yes answers to these questions, can we justify spilling another drop of American blood or spending another dime on winless wars?
What do you think, fellow American? As a World War II veteran, I'm no pacifist, but I think we need to "keep our powder dry" before aimlessly going "full steam ahead" with no honorable exit strategy in sight.
John A. Vanderford