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Put Powell in charge

I have opposed the war in Iraq, but now that we're in it, the goal must be to win with minimal American casualties. A promising move in that direction is the resignation of Richard Perle as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's chief adviser. Goodbye and good riddance! Perle is the chief architect of the minimal force and heavy equipment doctrine putting our troops in harm's way. He is also the chief advocate of a succession of wars to be fought by the United States in the Middle East. President Bush should further clean house by putting General Colin Powell in charge of the whole operation.

Lew E. Jeppson

North Salt Lake