Thursday, June 18, 2015

: re: How not to save Iraq

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From: barry levine 
Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 9:37 AM
Subject: re: How not to save Iraq
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To the Editor:
     Owen West gets to the right conclusion--we need to be arming free Kurdistan if we mean to oppose ISIS effectively--but he inflicts unconscionable collateral damage to the English language along the way.  In plain English, those who "set the example in combat...shared the risk...[took]casualties over 30%" are combat troops, not "military advisers". That Orwellian euphemism goes back to Eisenhower's meddling in Vietnam, and has only grown more noxious with the passing years.
Barry Haskell Levine

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