Letter to the Editor

Decision time in Afghanistan

Monday, October 12, 2009

I want my president to either get us in or get us out of Afghanistan. Do not leave our military men and women twisting at remote outposts distant and lightly defended on the battlefield frontier. Stand up or stand down. Follow through. Enforce them or withdraw acknowledging defeat, defeat that will intoxicate radical Islam. Midterm elections, though urgent to power addicts, are not -- repeat not -- relevant to war-fighting decisions. Mr. President, do the right thing now.

ROBIN T. COLE III, Cape Girardeau