Iraq's New Report Card

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"Home-Front Battles Over a Faraway War" [August 13-20] referred to the September reports by Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

Congress should ask our coalition partners to assemble a team of military experts to submit a second report on the military situation and a team of political experts to submit to Congress a second report on the political situation.

Joseph F. Albert


Cinnaminson, N.J.  

General Petraeus and his September report to Congress certainly have gotten much attention. Maybe he is the very best, but he is no magician who can make conditions in Iraq disappear. Nor can he alter the tragic and inevitable consequences caused by our invasion.

John A. Galbraith


Maumee, Ohio