Money better spent elsewhere

Dr. David Hall’s guest commentary on Jan. 30, “Three minutes to midnight no time to rebuild Trident,” was a timely reminder that the arms race goes on unabated despite the “end” of the Cold War.

It is a tragedy on at least two counts: the loss of money and human resources the could be spent on more worthy ventures, and the fact that it brings us that much closer to the end of human civilization should anyone be insane enough to initiate a nuclear exchange.

So, Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Washington, if it is jobs that concern us, why not hire more physicians, nurses and other medical providers to take care of our military veterans? Surely a much more humane way to allocate our resources.

Arnold Ronning, M.D.

Stanwood

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