Whom should we admire the most?

To the Editor:

My daddy served in the U.S. Army. My oldest brother retired from the U.S. Air Force. One brother served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His twin brother served three years in the U.S. Army. I served four years in the U.S. Navy.

Who, then, merits admiration when I study two prominent men in America today? One is Donald Trump. He either could not or would not wear a uniform during the Vietnam War. Instead he stayed at home and amassed a fortune off the fat of this great land.

The other is Robert Mueller, a U.S. Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War. Mueller also served our country as Director of the FBI from 2001-2013 (under George W. Bush and Barack Obama).

Now the world is witnessing the concentrated effort by Donald Trump to discredit Mueller as special counsel whose duty is to discover the truth regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as the possibility that members of the Trump Presidential Campaign colluded with Russian operatives.

Neither Trump nor Mueller is un-flawed. Neither are you and I. But, if I had to hunker down in a foxhole in defense of our democratic republic I would pick the man who has already served over the one who audaciously claims he is serving us now.

Now, how would you choose your man?

Dave Waldrop


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