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Letter: McCain much more than a prisoner
First Published Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm • Last Updated Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm

Behrouz Motiee’s letter ("Not another U.S. life or dollar for Iraq," June 17) has some good points. He certainly has the right to his own opinion. I agree that President Obama is mistaken that a "political solution" can overcome a 14-century-old animosity between the Sunnis and the Shiites, not to mention the Kurds, who want their own land.

Mr. Motiee may have his own opinion about Sen. McCain also, but not his own set of facts. Sen. McCain had an honorable 23-year U.S. Navy career. Yes, over five years of that was as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, where he also conducted himself with honor. That is no where near a "majority" of his military service. In my opinion Sen. McCain is much more qualified to speak on things military and regarding foreign affairs than our current commander in chief.

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James Raymond Fowler

Salt Lake City

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