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editorial by John Le Carré

criticism of bush junta
London, The Times

Jan. 15: The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams. As in McCarthy times, the freedoms that have made America the envy of the world are being systematically eroded. The combination of compliant U.S. media and vested corporate interests is once more ensuring that a debate that should be ringing out in every town square is confined to the loftier columns of the East Coast press. The imminent war was planned years before Bin Laden struck, but it was he who made it possible. Without Bin Laden, the Bush junta would still be trying to explain such tricky matters as how it came to be elected in the first place; Enron; its shameless favoring of the already-too-rich; its reckless disregard for the world's poor, the ecology, and a raft of unilaterally abrogated international treaties. They might also have to be telling us why they support Israel in its continuing disregard for U.N. resolutions.
—London The Times (conservative), Jan. 15: The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams. As in McCarthy times, the freedoms that have made America the envy of the world are being systematically eroded. The combination of compliant U.S. media and vested corporate interests is once more ensuring that a debate that should be ringing out in every town square is confined to the loftier columns of the East Coast press. The imminent war was planned years before Bin Laden struck, but it was he who made it possible. Without Bin Laden, the Bush junta would still be trying to explain such tricky matters as how it came to be elected in the first place; Enron; its shameless favoring of the already-too-rich; its reckless disregard for the world's poor, the ecology, and a raft of unilaterally abrogated international treaties. They might also have to be telling us why they support Israel in its continuing disregard for U.N. resolutions.
—John Le Carré
Wrong or right: loyalty to Bush! 01.Dec.2003 11:03

students of in an English class at Westlake High School

Mr. Le Carre,

You are a very good writer but you have no right to verbally abuse the Bush administration for protecting the nation. We should all be acting like a family especially now in these times of need. We just finished reading "The Crucible" that was written by Arthur Miller in response to the McCarthy era. We know all about the bad things that happened then and during the Salem witch trials, but what you're doing is just an antagonizing. You might have a legitimate concern about our country's other issues not being addressed and resolved, but this isn't time to be doing this. This is a time when we should all be pulling together.

Thank you though for eliciting this reponse,
Our English class