Letter: Push D.C. to ensure there are ‘no boots on the ground’

To the editor:

Here we go again with the beginning of our next involvement on foreign land as an “advisory training group.”

Our first group in Korea cost 53,000 American lives to achieve a stalemate with the then-dreaded communists in the beginning of the Cold War (1950-53).

Next we stepped in, in Vietnam, to advise and train the South Vietnamese military, such as it was. Well, that advisory and training group became 58,000 dead American troops and airmen.

Are we going to let this ISIS situation cost us another some 50,000 lives as an advisory and training group? That’s what is being OK’d by Congress and the president today (Sept. 18).

This is a nonpartisan issue. It is up to all America to save the sons and daughters of yours who are in high school but should be “just in time” to be killed in the desert. Save your sons and daughters by getting in the faces and ears of Washington, D.C., also in your immediate neighborhoods in towns nationwide.

Stop the advisory and training effort before it ripens into yet another futile effort to help people who won’t help themselves. Besides, this is looking like a religious war. They go on for centuries without resolution.

It’s time to redirect your strong vocal cheers from the football tube and get much more vocal at Washington, D.C. Do it!

To use Obama’s newfound catchphrase, “No boots on the grounds.” Not six, not 60, not 600, not 6,000. Mean what you say, president!

Brian Semrau,

Shawano