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Propaganda’s not awesome

Dear Editor,

In regards to the letter “Hybrid cars are awesome,” I have a few questions for Ms. Mauer. In your class called “all about oil” did your teacher inform you of the human rights violations committed by Iraq? Were you told that victims of torture in Iraq are subjected to many forms of torture? Were you told that about a woman who was beheaded in the street without charge or trial in December 2000 after her husband, suspected by the authorities of involvement in Islamist armed activities, fled the country? How about the fact that Hussein is responsible for the death of over 1 million people?

A teacher would have presented this information to the students so as to give both sides of the story. Someone with an agenda wouldn’t. This information wasn’t hard to find, it was found on the Amnesty International Web site.

If it is all about oil, explain why George Bush Sr. did not take over the oil fields in 1991, or why he didn’t demand that Kuwait provide America with oil to repay the costs of the liberation of their country? Maybe it isn’t all about oil.

Maybe if the students were being taught more of the three R’s, and less propaganda from the socialist-minded liberals, they would be inventors of the next generation of hybrid cars.

Thank you,

Doug Meyers

Glenwood Springs

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