Tulsa World

Nothing changed

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As one of the first Marines to be deployed to Vietnam in 1965, let me share my view on how we were treated by our government.

We were no more than a fresh can of beer in the cooler. When needed, the politician­s would reach into the cooler and pluck x-number of beers out to satisfy their thirst.

And when we were killed or wounded, the politician­s would reach into the cooler for a fresh beer while throwing us used cans into the trash.

That’s the way our politician­s do business. Nothing has changed.

And nothing will unless the people of this country demand accountabi­lity.

Carl Howlett, Tulsa

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