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Amateur in killing

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In the past 100 years, to defeat America’s enemies we lost more than 600,000 people, almost a million wounded and more than $2.6 trillion spent. It looks like a lot to pay for peace.

To me, the above statistics are impressive. They show the price the American people are willing to pay for the freedom that the Constitution guarantees them. I hope the American people do not follow a smooth-talking tyrant into a socialistic oblivion. That would be tragic.

My family and I are grateful to all the men and women who gave their all to keep America free.

Now to “Counting our losses,” a previous letter. I most profoundly agree with it. There is too much killing in America and the world. In the history of the world, America is an amateur in killing. How about Germany’s Nazi’s killing millions of Jews and others in gas chambers. Twenty-million Russians and minorities killed in Siberian gulags. Only God knows how many millions of Chinese and minorities killed in China. Let us not forgot the millions of Africans and Asians killed by the Khmer Rouge.

I accept the fact that man is a killer, and all we can do is hold the killing to the minimum. This is tragic, and I am sorry I see it that way.

Peter Jung

Huntley

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