WMD? HA HA HA!
In “Laughing With Bush” [April 19], David Corn quotes GOP chairman Ed Gillespie, talking about George W. Bush’s missing WMD jokes at a gathering of reporters, saying, “The people in the room obviously saw the humor…and to play it back now in a different context is unfair.”
It’s interesting that for a couple of weeks straight, I couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing the “Dean Scream.” That footage was taken out of context–if you were there it didn’t come across as it did on TV; Dean was simply raising his voice over the crowd–but the media had no problem milking it for all it was worth. But of Bush making a joke out of his false WMD claims, I haven’t seen one bit of TV footage.
I’m sad and frustrated that important issues like the lying by our Administration about this war, the state of the economy, etc., are ignored by the mainstream media. Apparently “wardrobe malfunctions” are important enough to talk about for weeks, but no one wants to talk about what our President and his Administration are really up to. How is anyone ever to learn the truth?
YOU CAN HELP–I
Thank you for Mariana Katzarova’s “Letter From Juárez” [March 29]. Nation readers should urge their Representatives to co-sponsor HR 466, introduced by Hilda Solís of California: “Conveying the sympathy of the House of Representatives to the families of the young women murdered in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, and encouraging increased United States involvement in bringing an end to these crimes.” The more co-sponsors HR 466 has, the stronger the message it can send to the Mexican government to fund adequately and otherwise support investigations and prosecutions. To echo the quote from Eve Ensler in Katzarova’s piece, we need to demonstrate that “the world is watching.”
IT BROUGHT THE WAR HOME
I thank Marianne Brown for her deeply touching letter about her son [“Letters,” April 5]. This war and all the mess surrounding it have been so disturbing and infuriating, yet at a distance up here in Vermont. But “One Mother’s War” went directly into my heart, and I cried and cried thinking of her son, my son, other people’s children in harm’s way. May Michael come home safely and heal.
YOU CAN HELP–II
In response to Robert Musil’s March 29 letter to the editor, Representative Lynn Woolsey recently introduced SMART security with Physicians for Social Responsibility and twenty Congressional co-sponsors. The bill number is HR 392. Nation readers should get their Representatives to support this bill. It would be greatly appreciated.