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Quayle and Mideast

December 13, 1990

Yes, this is a volunteer army. If I hear this from one other television reporter or read it in another newspaper, I shall lose faith in all that is honest and true.

I am so revolted by the constant rationalization of those who say that these men who joined the volunteer army were motivated only by a need to protect our country, no matter what the reason for the carnage.

We all know, or should know, that many of them, if not most of them, hoped to become educated, or even to support their families by joining the military.

I wonder if Neil Bush or Dan Quayle were in the front lines in the first attack if our President would be in such a hurry to commit to war. How about a yuppie battalion? Are we lemmings to be led to the slaughter with no serious discussion of why?

NATALIE BROWN

Beverly Hills

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