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Reader comment on item: In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It

Submitted by LDC (United States), Oct 24, 2006 at 16:31

...broached the notion of withdrawing to the desert, I thought that ill-advised.

Circumstances, and the logic of his arguments, have won me over. The longer we're their crutch, the longer they'll limp along until, like the Vietnamese, they won't be able to walk upright at all. (I was in the Mekong Delta when all Medivacs became the responsibility of Vietnames pilots. No more medivacs followed.)

To the desert, but, for heaven's sake, not to Okinawa like one congressman from Penn advocates.

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