Russia is not an enemy; they are a competitor in the world we live in (letter) | VailDaily.com

Russia is not an enemy; they are a competitor in the world we live in (letter)

Speaking of Mr. Robbins' (attorney) commentary on Friday, Aug. 3 ("Make America America again," column), I thought I had left all the President bashing at home when I came to Vail.

Let me quote your comment, "let's be honest with one another." I pay attention to most current events and TV news. I find reporters at news conferences argumentative and demeaning of the President's actions, probably for more face time. I've watched "Meet the Press" for years. No more; Chuck Todd is getting his face time by his bashing of our administration, no matter the subject.

My grandparents were legal immigrants way back then. I wish I could understand how an attorney would think it's reasonable to violate our laws? How many toddlers in cages have you seen, sir? Have you been to France, Germany or England lately? No such thing as assimilation.

Regarding Russia, sir, I have been in a war. I wonder if you have served. If there exists any way to prevent this catastrophe, I'm all for it. Do you happen to know anything about nuclear weapons? Russia is not an enemy, sir; they are a competitor in the world we live in. People by the thousands take cruises and planes to Russia to visit and explore — that's not an enemy. Last enemy I dealt with was North Vietnam.

One more thing to consider: Recalling your comments about Mr. Putin, I would suggest you read some American history books before you criticize anyone.

Maj. Robert Ponti

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