Response Cliff May's letter to Cindy
Among the angry responses to my letter to Cindy Sheehan was this one:On Friday, August 26th, your letter to Cindy Sheehan was published in the MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER newspaper. It contained a "comment" written by you as follows:This reader’s ignorance is understandable. There was precious little coverage in the MSM of Saddam Hussein’s crimes while the dictator was in power and there has not been much more since his downfall.
"THE IRAQIS WILL WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE UNDER SADDAM HUSSEIN -- THE MASS MURDERS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS"
Please tell me where these bodies are buried. Is it possible that they are with the WMD'S?
By contrast, of course, every suicide bombing is front-page news – and is characterized not as an atrocity but as a victory for the “militants” (dubbed in the European press as the “Resistance”) and a failure for the U.S.
On a related note: Film-maker Don North came to visit with me the other day and to show me a rough cut of a new documentary, the second in his series on a group of Iraqi merchants whose right hands were amputated at Abu Ghraib on Saddam’s orders (and who have been helped by American doctors and American hospitals).
PBS and other MSM broadcast media have declined to air his films.
If he were chronicling American abuses at Abu Ghraib, do you think he’d have so much trouble getting air time?