Letter - We don't have the fundsI was just wondering how the United States looks at Syria. It is a country that is crying out for help and its government is either denying help or is being the problem.
To the editor:
I was just wondering how the United States looks at Syria. It is a country that is crying out for help and its government is either denying help or is being the problem. Hundreds of people are being murdered in their homes, and if it keeps up, they will be seeing serious trouble.
We (the USA) have people deployed in every continent except Antarctica. We are also $15 billion in debt. I think if we bring those [deployed] people home and send a fraction of them to Syria, we could deal with more pressing matters on our home front, instead of some other country’s.
We have more than 3 million military personnel, which all go through training, get paid by the government, get deployed, and risk their lives for us. I think we can spare a couple hundred thousand for Syria, so that they can help those who truly need help, and after that, we can start cutting some of the soldiers.
They risked their lives for us, which is amazing by itself, but at $1 million for one person’s deployment, I simply think that we don’t have the funds for sending them into harm’s way.
Alex Roth, 10th grade student