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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Getting out the Good News—Bush Style

Oct 20, 2003

The Bush administration, which has been complaining lately that the news media are not reporting any of the good news coming from Iraq, only the bad, was pleased recently to see letters appearing in U.S. papers that came from soldiers in Iraq telling the good news.

During September, letters signed by members of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Division were sent to various newspapers. Some were published. All of them described the tremendous good works that soldiers of the Division had accomplished in rebuilding Kirkuk, and the appreciation expressed by the people in Kirkuk for all the battalion had done.

Strangely enough, all the letters were identical–although they were supposedly to have been signed by 500 different soldiers!

Apparently the military couldn’t find anyone who had anything good to say–except one guy with a Xerox machine.