Re: "Return nation to strength with GOP" (letter, 1-2).
The letter included one sentence that I could agree with: "Who in this nation deserves a full pay raise more than our troops?"
Our military has done an exceptionally good job after being called into a war that was not well planned nor any thought given as to how it would be paid for and, in my estimation, has done nothing but make enemies of our country and bankrupted our nation, not to mention maiming or killing too many of our young people.
All of this came under the leadership of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney ("GOP strength?).
I am proud that President Obama is "a left-wing, antiwar liberal" who gives thought to whom and how to go after those who hate America. The news has reported killings of Islamic State leaders, and I remember President Bush on TV saying he just didn't know where Osama bin Laden was.
Well, Obama is that "left-wing, antiwar liberal" who sent U.S. commandoes to track down and kill bin Laden in 2011.
Only history will rate our presidents, but I believe Obama will receive high ratings.