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Letter: Iraq war hawks don't walk the walk

Published June 24, 2014 4:24 pm

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All last week I had been listening to so many people calling for us to get involved in Iraq. "Send in the troops." "Send in air strikes."

I can't help but wonder how many of these people served during a period of a war and how many know that the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Coast Guard all have recruiting offices open five days a week. If it is so important to you, let's see how many will walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. Chesty Puller of the Marine Corps said, "It is awfully easy to yell charge when you don't have to do the charging."

Earl Tenney

Orem

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