FRIDAY'S LETTERS: Lost Lives, Lost Emails, Lost Business

By: E&P Staff In today's letters, a reader is upset about the war in Iraq, another isn't surprised by the White House's "lost" emails about the Gonzoles scandal, and another reacts to the idea that newspapers' lost business is somehow making production more cost effective.


What Price a Life?

The tragedy in Iraq is doubly so because it is entirely unnecessary. Iraq did NOTHING to us. Even Saddam did nothing to us. We have been dropping bombs on Iraq for 16 years now. How many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have we killed? How much money would you or I take for your son or daughter, or mother or father. There is not enough money anywhere to pay for the life of a loved one.

I had an Iraq veteran tell me "they are used to dying, and anyway now they get paid." I was speechless.

We in this country have become what Germany was in the last century. What a sad, sad thing.

Melissa Shutta


The Lost Emails

Thank you for the excellent coverage of the dramatic lost e-mail story. This is Washington political theater at its finest.

It is hard to believe that there is anyone in this country gullible enough to believe the White House story about losing THOUSANDS of e-mails.

But it is extremely hurtful for the President and his people to show such contempt for us in wafting out this story.

The President's contempt for the public is clearly of a piece with his general untrustworthiness, arrogance and incompetence.

Robert Chapman
Lansing, N.Y.


Newspapers' Lost Business Isn't Good

How about that! Losing business -- circulation and advertising -- is good. It's cost effective. Too bad "you make it harder to sell the papers" but with all the lay-offs it makes out-sourcing less necessary.

Nothing but good news. All the spin doctors aren't in Washington D.C. after all.

Anne Louise Grimm


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