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Lessons Of The Gulf War

May 12, 1991

Bravo to John Keegan for his mas-terful piece of Pentagon propaganda ("The Lessons of the Gulf War," April 7). Keegan and the generals, of course, will continue to gloat over their "great" victory over a small, impoverished and technologically backward Third World country, a country that, even Keegan admits, had neither the understanding nor the capacity to fight modern-day battles.

So here's one more fact that Keegan should include in his postwar assessment: The many thousands of dead, disabled and homeless Iraqi civilians will forever stand as stark testimony to the shameful human cost of America's "triumph."

This was the true lesson of the Gulf War.

EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON

Inglewood

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