RPVC's should be used and not PCV's

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By Harry N. Howell, Jr. on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:17 pm: Edit Post

RPCV’s should be used to stabilize areas and not PCV's. Leave the PC mission as it is but recruit RPCV's. Just like Che, Bin Laddan is a foreigner in a foreign land where he does not speak the language or know the people. Afghanistani RPCV’s could have found him in a week. Just ask, “Where is the Arab?” A few gold whatevers would have sweetened the deal.

PCV’s brokered the peace deal in Dom Rep in ’65 and we can do it anywhere. I understand there are less than 20 members of State who speak Iraqi in Baghdad right now. If we could speak Iraqi, my wife and I would be on the plane manana. Someone has to take charge. The IM’s, and the UN can’t do it. Our military is not supposed to do it. RPCV’s are the answer.

Harry Howell
Honduras 21

By Sweet on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 6:25 pm: Edit Post


PCV's are foriegners in a foreign land and never spoke the language. This must be your Arab. He does not speak.

By Holly Hirchert on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 5:02 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are familiar with the culture and language (Arabic) of a country like Iraq would be much more effective and constructive than less experienced Peace Corps Volunteers. PCVs with 6 weeks of training are not equipped to promote democracy and small business development in a war weary country.

By fundedRPCV on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 9:06 am: Edit Post

Holly and Harry,

I agree with you. Do we have a program in Pakistan? I heard terror boy was there.

Harry I think you should be in charge despite your language shortfalls.

By Har on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 2:06 pm: Edit Post

I a msupposed to say this is not Arnold

By peterlmlee ( on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 1:04 am: Edit Post

Can someone tell me where can I advertise for teachers with RPCV online?

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