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Letter to the Editor: Mathew should start living in the present

Published: October 12, 2007
Section: Opinions

Dear Editor,

It's not often I get to read an article (though it barely resembles an article) as jaw-droppingly inane as the one by Bret Mathew in the last issue of the Hoot. Even though all three Democratic front runners refuse to commit themselves to full withdrawal by 2013, much less 2009, Mathew claims that the Democratic Party line is to simply remove troops As soon as possible. Having dispensed with any and all withdrawal plans, Mathews hits upon a shocking and new idea: make Iraq stable and prosperous. Well I'll be a monkey's uncle;

I never thoughtof that one before. The fact of the matter is that it's the very U.S. presence in Iraq which has destabilized it and finished the decline (started by Saddam) into a fractured third-world nightmare in what used to be the most prosperous country in the Middle East. It's almost as if the last four and half years never happened. Mathew should start living in the present.

– Noah Klinger '08