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Worth listening to

To those refusing to see “Fahrenheit 9/11” and writing it off as propaganda, I have questions. Which parts of this documentary are unworthy of being told? Whose story is unworthy of your ears?

Is the story of the dead American soldier’s mother not worth your time? Are the voices of the actual soldiers fighting in Iraq not worth listening to? Maybe it is the commentary of the wounded and maimed soldiers returning from Iraq that the American people should not waste time listening to. Or is it the cries of the Iraqi citizens who have lost their families that are not worthy of your ears?

Mr. Ackerman, which of those voices would you consider a “fairy tale”? During this time of war, those are the most important voices to listen to. Those are the voices of the people who feel the effects of this war on a daily basis. Michael Moore has done this country a service by amplifying those voices.

Just because you disagree with the light in which Moore presents the facts does not mean that you should ignore these facts altogether. You do your country a disservice by closing your ears and eyes to the truth. I may venture as far as calling your actions “unpatriotic.”

Shane Valdez

Grass Valley

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