Too many politicians seem more intent on warfare than negotiations concerning Iran. But how can anyone believe we are still a “superpower” after Iraq?

Never in recorded history has such overwhelming military technology been employed so ineffectively.

Could there possibly be something about the U.S. power structure that undermines its effectiveness?

The fact that battlefield contractors now outnumber the all-volunteer Army might have something to do with what could be described as a pitiful performance.

If nothing else, dependence upon contractors in such an unnatural setting, leads to corruption as well as criminal behavior, and undermines any chance of victory no matter how much is spent on weaponry.

Philip J. Murphy

Ventura Place

Mount Pleasant