Saturday, October 11, 2003

Many Soldiers, Same Letter

Many soldiers, same letter: Newspapers around U.S. get identical missives from Iraq

Letters from hometown soldiers describing their successes rebuilding Iraq have been appearing in newspapers across the country as U.S. public opinion on the mission sours.
And all the letters are the same.

"When I told him he wrote such a good letter, he said: 'What letter?'

I've used the word 'reprehensible' too often the past couple of years. This is simply immoral. Worse than that, it's nearly impossible to recover from.

All the people who'll read letters to the editor in their local paper and get a permanent warm fuzzy feeling from one of these faux epistles are not the same people who hang out online scarfing up international news sources, and not the same people who'll see the debunking of these letters. Yet, that warm fuzzy feeling will stick around and be used by the Bush administration as they try to convince the public that

Iraq is working!
Re-elect Bush!
Everything is All Right!
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain!

Try reading something not produced by the US Government:

Baghdad Burning
Justin Alexander Be sure to go to his Future of Iraq portal.

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