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Time to get off the high horse

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:(Re: William Safire’s op-ed, “Progress in Iraq,” June 2, page A11.)With the June 30 deadline rapidly approaching, it is high noon in Iraq. William Safire criticizes our “dovish defeatists” for turning themselves into the “hardest of hardliners,” because they are apparently struck by the inconsistency of those who have always claimed the high moral ground to be now suddenly striking a deal with the noon-day devil.Those of us who do not share this administration’s views about America’s purist role in world affairs, and who want out of Iraq sooner rather than later, would have no beef in striking deals with Fallujah Baathists, Sadr Shiites, and even the devil himself, if – and that’s a big if – the Bush people would get off their high horse and for once admit that this whole Iraq adventure has been driven by fantasies of moral grandeur, some of them not quite immaculately conceived.Joel BrenceAspen


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