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To the editor,

While driving down the road to I-90 from Cheney, I saw KC 135 refueling planes circling around Fairchild Airforce Base. It occurred to me that there are many military airplanes waiting to be deployed. These airplanes could be used to avoid further starvation and death in Gaza by airlifting food, water, and medicine in this war-torn region.

And, to help Americans to honor our value for human life, we could send hospital ships like Mercy Corp, to the Mediterranean Sea to treat injured women and children, and of course men.

Involving the military in humanitarian endeavors instead of violence, would likely result in less casualties–both physical and mental–among our returning soldiers and veterans. So, these efforts would help Americans as well as the Palestinians. Plus, the U.S. would regain its place as admired leader in the world. Just thinkin' –a win-win situation overall.

Nancy Street

Cheney, Wash.