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MIT, Vest commended for forming communication group on gulf war

It is heartening to learn that MIT has decided to form a communication group about the just-concluded gulf war. I would like to congratulate President Charles M. Vest on his justified urgency concerning this matter and the whole MIT community will eagerly await the makeup of the group which will be disclosed at the next faculty meeting. Presumably a few months after that group will begin deliberations.

Some naysayers might wonder how is it that MIT could not convene a communication group in the six months that war has been possible, while a coalition of countries could transport half a million soldiers and mat'eriel to the gulf, fight a war and win it.

These critics obviously have no idea of the complexity involved in setting up a committee at MIT, or they would not have made this insidious comparison with the comparatively tractable task of fighting a war.

Finally, if the celerity with which this task has been performed by the Vest administration is a harbinger of the future, we can certainly look forward to many such timely and efficient initiatives.

Khalid Rahmat G->