I was thinking — with the East Coast in shambles, a country too broke too fix it, but must anyway — what a perfect time to end the war and bring all our servicemen and servicewomen back.

The United States needs our troops here now. It will take months, if not years, to repair the damage from Superstorm Sandy.

We should be spending the money defending and repairing our own country for a change, and our troops will be safe, not expecting to be blown up every time they help someone.

These cities without power need defending and rebuilding. It’s about time we take care of our own.

Sharon Houle, Waterville