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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Subject: re: A White House Position That Stands on a Narrow Definition of War
To the Editor:
As president Obama steps to the podium, the air is already thick with echoes of history. FDR's Lend Lease program showed, years before Congress had surrendered its proper role in declaring wars, that the U.S. can wage war without committing troops. More recently, Eisenhower's "military advisors" in Vietnam proved to be the edge of the wedge that got us stuck in that quagmire for most of a generation.
H.L. Mencken might have been speaking of the ISIS threat when he observed that "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
Barry Haskell Levine