403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

April 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Pentagon budget overhaul

Harness power for good, not destruction

I could hear the fear in Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ shaky voice April 6 when he announced proposed cuts to the Pentagon budget [“Pentagon proposes historic overhaul,” page one, April 6]. I know there are corporations that are scrambling now for congressional votes to defeat his suggestions because they have been going in the direction of destruction for so many years that they don’t know what else to do with themselves.

I would like to suggest to the military-industrial complex that it rethink, retool, reorganize, revamp — and begin to join the move to make this world a better place to live.

We need better transportation. We need better irrigation — a food forest across the U.S. and the world. New Orleans’ levees were laughable compared with those in other countries. The military-industrial complex could use its power, skill and talent to make this world a better place.

— Patricia Robinett, Eugene, Ore.

Comments | More in military

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx