Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Open letter to Richard Cohen

Wiiliam Rivers Pitt's editorial in Truthout is an open letter to Richard Cohen. Mr. Pitt discusses Cohen's angst over the nasty emails he recieved regarding his opinion of Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner. He discusses the reasons why many Americans are angry, and why this anger is not the same as the anger during the Vietnam war.

George W. Bush and his pals used September 11th against the American people, used perhaps the most horrific day in our collective history, deliberately and with intent, to foster a war of choice that has killed untold tens of thousands of human beings and basically bankrupted our country. They lied about the threat posed by Iraq. They destroyed the career of a CIA agent who was tasked to keep an eye on Iran's nuclear ambitions, and did so to exact petty political revenge against a critic. They tortured people, and spied on American civilians. You cannot fathom anger arising from this?

Take the time to read the entire open letter. William Rivers Pitt eloquently explains our anger.

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