The people of the Middle East are different from the people of the United States. As Arabs and Muslims, they are not loyal to any secular authority. They are governed by their religious beliefs. They are not our friends, but tolerate our presence. They are sure to welcome all of the military hardware that we can give them and when push comes to shove, they will collectively send them back to us in great explosive bursts. It seems ludicrous to arm enemies who have vowed to kill all nonbelievers in their religion. Let us hope that Congress will put an end to this stupidity.
A. L. GREER