Letter: Inspiring opportunity
I am a veteran of the Vietnam War. Memories can be nightmarish indeed, quite apart from abstract justification or lack thereof. In our so imperfect world, war has sometimes been the only answer, for example our Revolutionary War and World War II. But it must always be the last answer. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have an inspiring opportunity to leave the Cold War far behind and stand together on nonviolent and significant cooperation, resolving nightmarish potential in the modern Middle East. Let us be heard in support of such opportunity!