Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Letter to the Editor

A couple of days ago the local paper had an article on Iraq and the theme was that there was "No room for complacency on Iraq". Here's the letter I sent in.

    Why are Americans complacent about Iraq? Could the answer be any closer than the pages of the Daily Herald itself? Like the rest of the Main Stream Media, the Daily Herald only tells the bad news. One can read about the deaths of Soldiers and Marines, IEDs, and failures at the bargining table but never about the new schools, the increase in oil output, Iraq's first independent news agency, a radio station dedicated to women's issues, etc. Why do Daily Herald readers have to search for information that a paper who's founder stated " tell the truth"?

    If the Daily Herald is serious about the problem of complacency with regard to Iraq and the Global War on Terror then the Daily Herald needs to take a step back and review it's own reporting. The information is out there. It's time the Herald start reporting it.

Will it get published? Probably not. Most of the letters that get printed lean to the political left.

August 18, 2005 Update:
    I got a call from the Herald verifying that I sent the letter. It's been forwarded to the Editor for consideration.

August 25, 2005 Update:
    Published in todays paper

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