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Not eligible for Rebecca’s column: Packs of wild dogs roaming Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteveille, NC, apparently is becoming more and more like Baghdad was a few years ago — hot and humid, dog-threatened, and with a lot of Army guys wandering around. I keep on thinking of the Arab who said around the time of the American invasion of Iraq, “You Americans think you will change the Middle ...

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Fayetteveille, NC, apparently is becoming more and more like Baghdad was a few years ago -- hot and humid, dog-threatened, and with a lot of Army guys wandering around.

I keep on thinking of the Arab who said around the time of the American invasion of Iraq, "You Americans think you will change the Middle East, but I think we will change you."

Perusing the Fayetteville Observer, I also see that the command sergeant major of Army SF Command is in hot water for alleged adultery and some other stuff.

Fayetteveille, NC, apparently is becoming more and more like Baghdad was a few years ago — hot and humid, dog-threatened, and with a lot of Army guys wandering around.

I keep on thinking of the Arab who said around the time of the American invasion of Iraq, “You Americans think you will change the Middle East, but I think we will change you.”

Perusing the Fayetteville Observer, I also see that the command sergeant major of Army SF Command is in hot water for alleged adultery and some other stuff.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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