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December 1, 2012

Your view: Letters to the editor

Let’s get out of Afghanistan

To the editor:

In regard to the article in last Sunday’s Eagle-Tribune, “As insider attacks grow ...” in which it is said there have been 41 attacks by Afghan soldier on coalition troops this year:

In view of the fact that our coalition forces’ main task is to train Afghans to provide for their own security, is it not time to plan on withdrawing U.S. and other troops now rather than in 2014? Is it not likely that these insider attackers were “trained” by us?

What do we have to gain from staying on in Afghanistan?

Peter Cameron

Methuen

Big bankers are

robbing us blind

To the editor:

The elections are over, but did they matter? I’d argue that devout Democrats and Republicans have been conned, conned by the very few with only the appearance that the elections mattered. The amount of money spent on these elections was staggering and both parties received their “fair share.” However, some of that money originated from the same places, from names like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. Does anyone else question this with skepticism?

I bring this issue to light because of the rhetoric behind the “fiscal cliff” and the newly established “Fix the Debt” campaign. This campaign is backed by the who’s who in the financial, insurance, real estate (F.I.R.E.) sectors, which consists of seekers of true corporate welfare and government subsidies at your expense. One of the chairmen is none other than Judd Gregg, former New Hampshire senator and now Goldman Sachs employee. Of course Sen. Gregg was a proponent of the “too big to fail” bailouts and was rewarded handsomely with landing his job with Goldman. The campaign is trying to sell the idea of stabilizing the debt as a part of the economy, but what it really is, is a way to steal more from you, the people.

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