Joe Neuner’s “liberal friends” were wrong (4/4, Letters). It was not his vote for John McCain that caused the nation’s hope and economy to falter or additional troops to be deployed to Afghanistan. It was voting for George W. Bush.
The additional troops are being sent to Afghanistan because Bush misdirected our military resources to Iraq, and Joe should know that McCain advocates sending even more troops. Remember, Osama bin Laden is probably hiding in Afghanistan, not Iraq.
It sounds like Joe expected Obama to solve all the problems that America faced on Jan. 20 in less than three months. Like a runaway 18-wheeler speeding the wrong way down a highway, it’s taking drastic action and time to slow the freefall and turn the economy and the nation around while dodging all the oncoming obstacles.
Sally A. Radmacher