To the Editor:

As a 1st Cav veteran of Vietnam, I feel qualified to write this letter.

I understand the frustration. that many vets of Afghanistan feel, and soon-to-be Iraq vets will as well.

These rules of engagement only stop the military from doing the job they were trained to do.

If we are going to have a war, then dammit, fight the frigging thing.

This being a refugee in your own country is B.S.

I can’t run, or hardly walk anymore, but I can still fight.

Look at ALL of these young Afghan men running away from their country. Again, I say that is B.S.

Give them a weapon, ammunition and send them back to their country.

Butch North

Johnson City, Tennessee

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