First off: WE? "What kind of government are WE fighting for?" Give me a break! Put on some BDUs and strap on an M4 in the middle of Baghdad and I'll listen to your experience of fighting for something bigger than yourself. You aren't fighting for anything here except proving your paper's already obvious bias.
Secondly: Liberals confuse me. You run around all day screaming about human rights (which yes, I agree – human rights are very important). But, when we oust a dictator who is one of the largest violators of human rights in the world, you start crying about it. Not realizing that the post-conflict Iraq is better than the pre-conflict Iraq in terms of human rights, you're being ignorant, especially concerning your OWN cause. To say that women are worse off now than before? Yeah right.
Third: Liberals are all for letting a nation build itself, right? After all, I only hear about how it's not our place to break down and rebuild. But then what are you harping about? That's right, what the IRAQIS are doing wrong! Talk about a contradiction! Here's a tip: pick one stance and stick to it, but looking at the recent liberal Presidential Candidate, I can see how that's tough for you.
Fourth: You are a "newspaper", so act like it. It's not right for a newspaper to openly declare a stance on certain issues. You're job is to gather and report the news, that's it. And entertain. I like comics.
I don't expect that you'll publish this, because it's inflammatory. The media restricting the First Amendment. There's another great contradiction.
Nicholas J. Winkler
Junior, Foreign Language