I am a big supporter of term limits. All elected officials should be limited to one term [ or two non-consecutive terms ]. I firmly believe that many politicians that refuse to give up, or share, power have dictatorial tendencies.
If they can vote themselves pay raises, they will. If they can pass a law that they don't have to obey, they will. They think that their relatives and friends are better suited to government service than yours. Their version of the truth is different than ours. They will drag their spouses and children into the political arena [ John Edward's youngest daughter clearly didn't want to be in front of all those people at the convention ].
They talk about leadership. Do you want hundreds of leaders telling you what to do, or would you rather have hundreds of followers doing what you want them to do ? Politics is too important to be left up to the politicians. We need term limits.
Chuck Mann, Greensboro, NC
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now