Reader appreciates candidate’s security experience

Dear Editor,
North Korea. Afghanistan. Syria. Russia. China.
With so many difficult international situations facing our country, we need someone representing us in Congress who has substantial experience working with U.S. national defense agencies.
Elissa Slotkin is that person. The former acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs at the Pentagon, Ms. Slotkin worked in the administrations of both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Yes, people who can work with both Republicans and Democrats are alive and well and running for Congress in our district.
As a member of the CIA who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Elissa Slotkin has shown she is a mission-focused fighter who will take on the tough problems that face our country in areas like healthcare, education, infrastructure investments and tax relief for the middle class, not just for corporations and the mega-wealthy.
Elissa Slotkin has the national security experience and solid character we definitely need in Congress.
Henry S. Woloson
Independence Township

4 Responses to "Reader appreciates candidate’s security experience"

  1. Bill Reising   September 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Could not agree more!! She is the real deal, and deserves to be in Congress,

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  2. Sheila Goins Hughes   September 16, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I agree Henry , 200%

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  3. Patrick Martin   September 17, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Given the number of crimes committed by the CIA, decade after decade, including assassinations, coups and illegal spying both at home and abroad, having a CIA agent “represent” the Eighth District in Congress is chilling. The invasion and occupation of Iraq was a war crime worthy of a Nuremberg-style tribunal, in which Ms. Slotkin’s bosses, and perhaps herself, should have stood trial. Slotkin is one of 30 such candidates with primarily military-intelligence backgrounds running for Congress as Democrats this year. The question is whether this is itself an operation by the national-security apparatus, directed at the “friendly takeover” of the Democratic Party. Do your readers really want “former” spies and assassins running Congress?

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  4. Kevin Conole   September 17, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hear, hear!

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