My Coastal View Letter

Here’s the letter I’m planning to drop off at my local weekly paper, The Coastal View, tomorrow (actually, today, now):

Two recent letters in the Coastal View bothered me. One said that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The other said our troops have found evidence that proves Iraq has been developing weapons of mass destruction. These statements bother me because as far as I can tell, neither of them is true.

We owe the troops more than yellow ribbons. We owe them the careful, thoughtful performance of our duties as voters. That’s the only way to make sure we elect leaders who won’t go to war for the wrong reasons.

While this war debate has sometimes been unpleasant, we need to have it, and we need to base the discussion on facts, not propaganda. We owe it to the troops.

3 Responses to “My Coastal View Letter”

  1. a_stupid_box Says:

    Short but sweet. I love it. Implying your non-support for Bush, the war, and the circus-media, yet showing how much you care for those who put their lives on the line.

  2. Adam Says:

    Great letter. Be sure to let us know if and when they print it.

  3. netsoone Says:

    nice letter, there are many things wrong with the coastal view, the fact they said an opinion about anything amazes me. oops, it was a letter. wew…i thought the paper published it. ha ha. i,m sorry about the local paper you read, it is really a sad paper. gary dobbins the so called editor is no more than a cheating thief and a dope smoking poor excuse for a man. the staff are a bunch of spineless followers. it is sad they are the voice for a town that is so pleasant. i thought people like dobbins were chased out of towns??? not trying to run a paper. shame on the coastal view. pot smokers on the pulpit……bad news

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