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You asked "How Much Longer?" for the war in Iraq [Sept. 17]. My question is, How do you get out of quicksand when you are in it up to your waist? It doesn't take a four-star general to see that the fanatical enemy simply has to sit back and wait. When we withdraw soldiers, the counterinsurgents and terrorists can resume their attacks. We all know that there are thousands of young men who are ready to martyr themselves so they can enter paradise. And if we ever completely pull out of Iraq, corruption...

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