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Tue., May 9, 2006, 8:26 a.m.

Mailbag: We Need Military Commander In Chief

Eagle Eye: My feeling is that in these times it is important to have someone who has had direct military experience to be commander in chief. My choice at this stage would be McCain or Colin Powell. I need to do more homework on Allen and I cant think of a viable candidate for the Demos.

DFO: Some would argue that Dubya has military background among the type of people now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the National Guard. Rather than go down that road, however, I agree with Eagle Eye to this extent: We need a consensus builder with some military background. I'd probably side with John McCain because he has legislative experience. As much as we denigrate politicians, someone in the middle with military and political experience might be the ticket to bring this country back together and get us out of the mess in the Middle East.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.