Diane Marshall (7/18, Letters) offered praise for President Carter. She is right to bring this up, for he was a truthful man and is one of the few who has done something useful with his life after he was out of office.
However, I take exception, as an insane WWII veteran, to her statement that to this day no sane person is proud of dropping the A-bomb on Japan.
I am sure that many insane WWII military were proud and glad the bomb was dropped.
Robert L. Laskey
I believe I share with a whole lot of WWII veterans that we believe we are sane and we are really proud that Harry Truman was president and decided to drop those bombs.
It is my understanding that this act ended the war quickly. Had that not been done, the war would have lasted for years and probably, most historians agree, would have cost millions of additional lives, both American and Japanese
I also believe that President Bush was correct in entering the Iraq war and that we are and have been safer as a result of that decision.
Achilles V. “Skip” Wheat
Kansas City, Kan.