Letter: Sanders unqualified to lead our military

COLUMBIA, SC - FEBRUARY 24: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks about poverty in South Carolina during a press conference on February 24, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Democrats in South Carolina will go to the polls to select their presidential nominee on February 27. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

How can Bernie Sanders be commander in chief when he was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War? Why was it OK to draft thousands of American men into war, where many died and came back disabled? I’m sure they were scared, too.

My husband had to serve his country; why not Sanders? Is this the man who will make the final decision about sending our children and grandchildren into battle if the occasion arises?

DOLLY FRIEDMAN, GREENACRES

Editor’s note: According to a story on ABC News’ website, Bernie Sanders’ application for conscientious-objector status eventually was rejected. By then, he was too old to serve.

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