LETTER: Regress masquerades as progress

When Barack Obama was elected, I was hopeful there would be a change in the way the US deals with those that it disagrees with.

I was severely depressed on Dec. 14 to hear the supposed liberal-minded leader of the most powerful and richest nation on Earth report to his people that he is making progress because “we dropped more bombs on ISIS in November than we have since we started this campaign against them.”

Curiously, we have never even made any attempt to talk to ISIS, because they are just too evil to talk to. He is also proud of the fact he has killed many of their leaders by sending his hit squad or his drones to any place on the earth to hunt them down. This he sees as his right as the leader of the free world. When Barack Obama was elected, I was hopeful there would be a change in the way the US deals with those that it disagrees with, but it seems he has swallowed every bit of wisdom that the Pentagon had to offer.

I am proud that we now have a government that is unwilling to partake in this foolish war. I just wish they could see their way clear to actually take a stand against it, but I guess if we have to go along with slaughtering a few people in order to keep our economy humming along, it is a sacrifice most Canadians are willing to make. Most, maybe, but not all.

What Obama regards as progress is shocking regress to me.

Rod Retzlaff, Glade