Bread, Not Bombs
Re “Slippery Slope in Iraq?” [Sept. 1/8]: unfortunately, this entire episode of military disaster is panning out like many of us feared it would back in 2003 when it started. The United States is left holding the bag for an event that will never have a clear end. Doesn’t the time frame of eleven years since this fiasco began say to a jaded public, “We need to find other solutions”? W., Cheney and Rumsfeld are madmen/sociopaths with all the wrong values for who we are.
More bombs won’t help.
Too Big to Jail
Regarding the sidebar “Why the Bank Settlements Don’t Add Up” accompanying “Jamie Dimon’s $13 Billion Secret,” by William D. Cohan [Sept. 1/8]: there is another question that needs to be answered, and that is: How much did the five-year investigation and negotiation, conducted by public employees in the capital and around the nation, cost the taxpayer? I think the answer would make the “settlement” look even less impressive.
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In reference to your cover article on Jamie Dimon’s secret:
I read your JPMorgan article and had to pause.
Eric Holder treats Dimon like Santa Claus.
Where is the outrage? Where is the railing?
Stop talking deals, when we should be jailing!
We fine and incarcerate for parking violations,
Wall Street criminals get bonuses and vacations.
D.W. Stechschulte Jr.
cranberry twp., pa.
Feed the World? First End Poverty
“Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?” asks Madeline Ostrander [Sept. 1/8]. The short answer is no—no for the same reason the globalized corporate food system now fails to feed 7 billion. Impoverished people are hungry because they don’t have the money to buy food, not because there is too little food in the world.