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RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 10, 2006

Dear Editor,
    Here's what's happened so far:
    1) Bush lied about WMD and Iraqi/al Qaeda ties, creating a bogus rationale for war.
    2) We went to war.
    3) Bush tortures prisoners, denies civil rights, and spies on American citizens, using as part of his justification the fact that we are at war.
    Nice little irony. Here's another: We're at war with “terror” (an emotion), not with al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us. You hardly even hear the name bin Laden anymore.
    I predict more irony to come. American citizens will be spied on for participating in legal protests, placed on enemies lists, and thrown in prison. Why? To protect freedom, of course!
    There's blood on Bush's hands. If you do nothing, it's on yours, too. Get active.
Ben Hogue
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