Pull out of Iraq Guest columnist Robin Wright suggests that U.S. policy in Iraq should be what is in the best interest of the United States [“Defining a new Iraq mission,” Opinion, Aug. 26]. Coming from someone who is a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the best interests of the U.S. should be…More
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Suggested solutions In the article about the national debt, David Walker mentions solving the problem doing something about health-care costs, changing the tax system and Social Security. [“Former top federal auditor sounds alarm on debt,” Business, Aug. 26.] The solutions are there right in front of us, but since most believe that growth, not sustainability, will…More
Deficit from war has historical precedence Debt reduction, the deficit, the fiscal cliff, it’s nothing new [“Obama, lawmakers trying for deficit deal,” News, March 7]. In his speech “War is a Racket,” Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler worried about the deficit spending from war that plagued the country and would have to be paid through “backbreaking taxation…More