When I was campaigning for office, I kept getting emails from the American Friends Service Committee. I welcomed their help and support for my campaign. I am not against all wars; I am against stupid wars. The current American war in Iraq is a stupid war, and I'm against it.
Concerning the Friends, and some call them Quakers, I am your friend, but I am not a Friend--although I agree with them on that we should get the U.S. troops out of Iraq.
Some great people have been Friends. As a young man, Daniel Boone had been raised as a Quaker, and being a Friend was his background before he led thousands of European-descended settlers into Kentucky.
U.S. President Herbert Hoover had been a Friend; he withdrew the U.S. troops from Nicaragua.
U.S. President Richard Nixon had been a Friend; he withdrew the U.S. troops from Viet Nam.
Withdrawing troops from a battleground is a hard decision. Our impulse is to fight to our last man. President Richard Nixon showed great wisdom when he withdrew the American troops from Viet Nam. President Herbert Hoover showed great wisdom when he withdrew the American troops from Nicaragua. Hopefully, our next President will show great wisdom by withdrawing the American troops from Iraq. Let's Ditch Mitch. Kenneth Stepp.