Tuesday, December 29, 2015

: re: The Importance of Retaking Ramadi

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From: barry levine
Date: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 9:15 AM
Subject: re: The Importance of Retaking Ramadi
To: "letters@nytimes.com"

To the Editor:
     If the U.S. has indeed " helped train thousands of local Sunni
tribal fighters, who oppose the Islamic State, to secure neighborhoods
captured from the militants" while " excluded Iran-allied Shiite
militias from the battle", we are acceding to the sectarian break-up
that L. Paul Bremer initiated by deBaathifying Iraq's army. Sectarian
partition may well be the best outcome for the region. But if that is
what we are pursuing, our government should stop lying to the American
people about our support for a unified Iraq.
Barry Haskell Levine


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