Letters: Defaming our troops | VailDaily.com

Letters: Defaming our troops

Brandon Shepherd
Vail CO, Colorado

“Sure there’s less violence, but that’s because we’ve ethnically cleansed most of Baghdad” ” Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

As a two-time Infantry combat veteran I condemn Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on the floor of the House of Representatives in which he stated that American troops “ethnically cleansed Baghdad.”

The United Nations, along with the rest of the civilized world, commonly refers to ethnic cleansing as genocide. Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, and marines represent the best America has to offer. Those who make up our nation’s military are decent and honorable citizens who bravely serve to fight our enemies who threaten our national security. Insinuating that they are war criminals is outright defamation of character.

I certainly hope Congressman Jim Moran has a safe and happy holiday season.

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