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Put Iraq veterans to work on the U.S.-Mexico border

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About 40,000 U.S. troops will be returning from Iraq this year. Why not put those who can't find jobs on their return to work patrolling our 1,969-mile border with Mexico?

They might not be able to patrol the entire length. However, they could watch the areas where illegals and drugs are known to cross over or tunnel under the border.

This would serve two purposes. It would keep the military employed and ready for future problems and it would protect the United States in its quest to stem the tide of illegal drugs and people entering our country.

Phillip Paul Weiner, Pikesville

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