The empty promise of supporting the troops

More on the “myth that is ‘Pri­vate Jessica’”:www.guardian.co.uk/iraq/Story/0,2763,1081207,00.html, a media cre­ation born of pro­pa­gan­da and racism. I feel sad for the real Jes­si­ca Lynch caught up in all this. else­where Paul Krug­man point out how the Bush Admin­is­tra­tion isn’t “sup­port­ing the troops”:http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/opinion/11KRUG.html, “But I also sus­pect that a gov­ern­ment of, by and for the eco­nom­ic élite is hav­ing trou­ble over­com­ing its basic lack of empa­thy with the working-class men and wom­en who make up our armed forces.”

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