Letters to the Editor

No more victories

Any bombing, from suicide attacks to carpet bombing as proposed by Ted Cruz, results in the unwanted deaths of the aged, women and children. These deaths and injuries are collectively known as collateral damage, which is always considered in assaults by ground, naval and air forces.

Unfortunately, in order for the raids to be successful, the collateral damage must be ignored.

Consider the atom bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Just about all of the young men who lived in these cities were off to war. The quarter of a million deaths and millions of injured Japanese were almost all women and children. The horror of the two atom bombings was lost in the euphoria we felt in victory.

If we follow our current course of political correctness, we may never taste victory again.

John Staab, Cutler Bay