War veteran compares destruction in Middle East to the riots in U.S.

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To the editor:

I am a U.S. Army vet that served in Operation Desert Shield. The primary mission of the engineer brigade I belonged to was to clean up the battlefield in Kuwait.

Today parts of some American cities look worse than Kuwait City did in August 1991.

Also, my unit lost fewer personnel clearing minefields there than we are currently losing citizens to murder in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

A big difference is that the carnage done in Kuwait was done by the invading Iraqi Army. Here, in America, the deliberate destruction of parts of our cities is being done by our own citizens and at the behest of and with the approval of one of our own political parties, the Democrat Party.

Bruce Raisch
St. Louis