Letter to Editor of New York Times:

Rethinking the Role of the US press and the Iraq War (5-30-04)

While self-criticism of the Times' early enthusiasm for the Iraq war is refreshing, it remains to point at what gives rise to it: the Iraqis fought back. If Iraqis had been run over, bought, slapped, caged, re-educated, exterminated, stripped of their resources and sovereignity as planned, it is unlikely this rethinking would have occurred. As misguided as it may be, there is truth in resistance.

Dr Rich Gibson
San Diego State University


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