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Serving in Vietnam

The editorial "Vietnam's Long Shadow," Sept. 25, states that Gov. Bill Clinton and Vice President Dan Quayle hardly differ on their draft status, and that both simply sought to avoid combat in Vietnam. This isn't quite true.

Mr. Clinton opposed the war and did everything he could to avoid going. Mr. Quayle supported the war and did everything he could to avoid going. In other words, Clinton didn't think anyone should fight, including himself; Quayle wanted people to fight as long as he wasn't one of them. That is a clear difference. Brannon Moore, Seattle

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