Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.
If the allegations that he leaked information to Wikileaks are true, he fulfilled his oath to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. His actions should be celebrated just as we would the deeds of any courageous service member.
My husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.
Colonel Timothy R. Reese, a senior American military adviser in Baghdad, concluded, in what the New York Times called "an unusually blunt memo," that it is time "for the U.S. to declare victory and go home."