A copy of the letter I sent to the editor of my local newspaper, the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier:
Regarding your story "Homeless vets: Why does this still happen?" there's another question that needs to be answered first, and that is: "Pointless wars: Why does this still happen?" Because one thing's for sure, if our next president is someone like John McCain or Hillary Clinton, who has not learned the lessons of history and wants to prolong that senseless bloodbath we started in Iraq, there will be many, many more of our best and bravest young men and women returning to America and ending up homeless, damaged mentally, emotionally and physically.
If they return at all, that is.