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Time for healing is long overdue

The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned some of our country’s military men and women to our shores after 159 continuous days of combat. This was most certainly an intense and life-altering experience for these young people (and they are young, with the average age being 19).



Walking in different moccasins are the people (men, women and children) of Afghanistan, who have endured 159 continuous days of 900 tons of bombing being dropped on them.




Concurrently, our government has been dropping food packages throughout Afghanistan. This is a good thing. The stickler is that there has been no way for the civilians on the ground to determine whether the object falling towards them is life-sustaining food or bombs which will destroy them.

I am very glad to have our young men and women home with their families. My heart goes out to the families of Afghanistan and the horrendous trauma they have endured during those same 159 days. The time for healing is long overdue.

Charity Bryson

Nevada City


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