Letter: Selling weapons to Vietnam is wrong

Regarding the May 24 article “U.S. lifts arms sale ban on Vietnam”:

Tears ran down my cheeks to read that our president of the United States is initiating the selling of military weapons to Vietnam for “freedom of expression” as it was stated in the article.

He wants to sell weapons to a country that took the lives of more than 58,000 of our young men, plus hundreds of thousands of their people. Why would Congress allow this president to get away with it? What is going on in Washington, DC?

So many moms and dads saw healthy young men go to Vietnam. So many were killed, many maimed for life or sent home having been exposed to Agent Orange. War always has been disastrous, pathetic and over such ungodly virtues.

The article stated that 78 percent of the Vietnamese citizens are favorable to the United States. That’s good, but we don’t need to send weapons to them. What is the president thinking? Our beautiful America, once a Christian nation, founded on the Constitution and what it stood for. Now, we’re being alienated from Christian practice more and more and I don’t like it.

Phyllis Hall



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