Letter: Can reasons for invasion be justified?

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In response to Ron “Wick” Thomas’ July 23 letter, “Are all military actions bad?” perhaps Genevieve Kortes and Gene Kuechmann were upset, as am I, that the U.S. has been at war more than any other nation in the past 120 years. Perhaps Wick would list his reasons for getting involved in the Spanish-American War, World War I, post-WWI invasion of Siberia, post-World War II invasion of China, invasion of Vietnam, Iraq, and all invasions of Central America and Caribbean nations in this period. Most people see war as either a failure of diplomacy or an attack that is usually carried out by a strong country seeking the wealth of a weaker one. By the way, the military is always looking for a few good men, so warmongers here is your chance to live the life you’ve always wanted.

Thomas R. Carney

Vancouver