Iraq Occupation and
Iraqi thinking he'll be electrocuted
May 1, 2004
To: Letters to the Editor
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20071
Fallujah retreat due to "Allegations"?
The surprise retreat of the Marines from Fallujah might have been with the
knowledge from on high that the jig was up: with the U.S. militaryís torture
and sex pictures about to hit the world media, after equally bad press from U.S.
bombing of civilians in Fallujah, it was foretold that U.S. rule is all but
washed up in Iraq.
The Post soft-pedaled the torture and abuse story April
30 by the article's placement on page A-24 and the weak headline ìAllegations
of Abuse Lead to Shakeup at Iraqi Prison.î Even so, any reader saw the bare
truth jump out. I allege that The Post catered to the feelings of the U.S.
military and the White House, when your readership ó that includes the Arab
and Muslim world ó needed a front page, honest headline.
I also allege that the war on Iraq is mostly about oil.
I allege that over ten thousand Iraqi civilians have been slaughtered for
ìfreedom.î I allege that the U.S. television networks used the Pentagonís
public relations slogan ìOperation Iraqi Freedom.î I allege that the U.S.
public hogs energy twice as bad as Western Europe. I allege society is doing
almost nothing about global warming except adding to it. I allege the Sierra
Club pays its salaries in part from car company ads.
Note: the Post did not publish the above letter. Nor does it print
much about the kind of U.S. activity pictured below.