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An opposition surge to Iraq war

January 10, 2007

Re "Lawmakers get private surge pitch," Jan. 9

President Bush's plan to escalate the war in Iraq is another tragic blunder. (The first blunder was to start the war in the first place.)

The misconceived neocon belief that the United States can impose a secular democracy on a fundamentalist Islamic nation was a naively impossible idea even before it was begun. It is time to end this arrogant military adventure and bring the U.S. troops home immediately. A surge in the fighting will only result in a surge of killing.

DARRELL WILLIAMS

Sherman Oaks

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It is now clear that there is no victory in sight in Iraq. Our president is determined to show us that a Pyrrhic defeat is even worse than a Pyrrhic victory.

SIDNEY HATCHL

Santa Ana

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