Originally created 12/17/06

U.S. troops need U.S. leaders



NATO began as a regional arrangement under the United Nations Charter. Then-U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson told the U.S. Senate that it was an organization "for strengthening the United Nations."

But every member of our military who has served in a NATO unit has actually served in a U.N. subsidiary. Hence, it is of little surprise that 12,000 of our forces now find themselves with a British general as their leader.

All U.S. military are required to swear an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution - nothing else. It is a betrayal of our patriotic people in uniform to transfer them to a U.N. command.

Jeff Hall, Wagener, S.C.