Sunday, November 2, 2014

: re: Flying Blind in Iraq and Syria

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From: barry levine 
Date: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM
Subject: re: Flying Blind in Iraq and Syria
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To the Editor:
    Ever since the 1970s, when a free press brought our Vietnam "war into your living-room", our Pentagon has spared no effort to control what our electorate knows about what's done in our name. Throughout our latest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedded reporters would have jeopardized their access to our own forces had they made contact with our enemies. So what is new with the new campaign against ISIS is only that the U.S. has no boots (and therefore no embedded reporters) on the ground.
   I'm willing to believe all sorts of horrible things about iSIS. But to blame them for the ignorance of the American voter is too much.
Barry Haskell Levine

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