Re: “Obama’s miscues reveals his ignorance” (letter, 3-30).
From my understanding of the writer’s intent, I believe he is suggesting that because of the president’s “ignorance regarding foreign affairs,” we “aren’t working in the best interests of our country” when we refuse to deploy troops wherever the Islamic world is in conflict with other factions of Islam or nonbelievers, whoever they may be.
If we accept the writer’s premise, we would probably have troops (with U.S.-supplied weapons) deployed in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Indonesia, Chechnya, Gaza, Lebanon and a few I missed.
And, let us say that 25,000 troops (on average) are required in each of those protectorates. That would total almost three million American troops at a cost of untold trillions. For that, the Islamic world would find America its most reviled enemy.
I would rather see that money spent on national security, cancer research, health care, schools and infrastructure.