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Unforgettable picture

A picture is worth a thousand words. Would you have believed the abuse of Iraqi prisoners if you had only read about it in the newspapers or magazines? Probably not. Who could imagine the extent of the torture by our military? There are over 90 cases under investigation, including some unexplained deaths. If cameras had not recorded the abuse, it might never have seen the light of day and made its way to public revulsion and disbelief.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The video of George Bush sitting for over seven minutes in a school classroom after learning about the twin tower air strike. You saw the real George Bush frozen, lost, not able to respond or process what happened because there were no handlers, advisors or TelePrompTersCQ to tell him what to do. This intellectual lightweight was incapable of responding and taking action instinctively as the leader of this country. This is a picture I will never forget!

Eric Carlson

Nevada City

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