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The Fight Over Fallouja, Here and There

Re “Rumsfeld Looks to Military Success to Tip Iraqi Opinion,” Nov. 9: I always display my American flag on Veterans Day. I have a lot of sympathy for our soldiers who have fought and died for what they thought was right. No thanks to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his neoconservative pals in the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans. Their lack of planning and poor decisions from the beginning of the occupation of Iraq should have gotten them fired a long time ago.

What are these guys still doing in power? Why hasn’t President Bush held them accountable for their mistakes? They are responsible for many of our brave soldiers dying. Ms. ExxonMobil might know the answer. This administration doesn’t want us to see the difference between terrorism and Iraqis fighting for their country.

John Wisdom Dancer

Canoga Park

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We bombed the hell out of Cologne, Germany, in World War II. It softened up the German resistance and most of all saved American soldiers’ lives. Why are we pussyfooting around in Fallouja? Tell the civilians to leave Fallouja and make sure that the insurgents are not pretending to be civilians. Then bomb Fallouja to pieces. After giving $38 billion to the victims’ families of 9/11, isn’t it worth the cost of rebuilding Fallouja for one American life?

Harvey Dunn

Woodland Hills

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I wonder how much it will cost us to rebuild Fallouja after we have destroyed it. When will we learn?

L.M. Del Pozzo

Pacific Palisades

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