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People continue to wallow in leadership’s propaganda

If only Joann Sleadd had attended Colorado Mountain College’s Monday night Speaker Series forum on understanding Iraq.

She might then have come away with a greater understanding of reality between our nation and Iraq. Instead, I fear she and many others will continue to wallow in the whitewashed public relations propaganda our leaders continue to cough up.

It’s hard to ignore the shared sentiments between three highly regarded experts on Iraq, especially one who is Iraqi. The three distinguished panelists agreed there can be no peace through war, and that in Iraq especially – no outsider can even dream of restoring (initiating) peace within the varying religious factions. The panelists proferred that when all other possible motivations for our invasion are argued away (and they easily can be), there’s little left but the desire for stability solely to obtain oil.

While one of the United Nations’ leading inspectors maintains that 92-97 percent of Iraq’s chemical weapons have been destroyed since 1991, all we can point to are “moving trucks.”

I think the “brainwashed” people Ms. Sleadd refers to must be the same ones she refers to as having “their heads in each others’ butt.” Point of anatomy here: One cannot possibly be “hit in the head with the facts” when one’s head is in such a compromised position.

Matt Krane


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