RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 12, 2004

Dear Editor,
   Take a look at the video footage of U.S. troops showing off the "spider hole" where they caught Saddam Hussein, supposedly in December. The palm trees in the background are full of ripe dates; the problem being, dates only ripen in Iraq from July to September. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I can see the Dubya regime waiting a few months to announce Hussein's capture (so that pesky blackout in the Northeast wouldn't steal their headlines, and the "capture" could be timed to kick Germany and France back in line), but how stupid do they think we are? Sure, we've forgotten that the reason Little Dick Rumsfeld knew Iraq had "WMD"s is because he sold them to Iraq in the first place, and we don't seem to mind the millions Big Dick Cheney stands to make from all those Halliburton contracts, but come on! What's next – a big stockpile of chemical weapons just happens to turn up next October?
   Oh well. I guess if America can get used to the idea of an election-losing military deserter in the White House, we can get used to anything.
Jason Meador
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