The article written by Ron Garrett ("They are thieves and traitors all," Dec. 3) was, as far as I could tell, something on the order of comments from a disgruntled, former agent of a security agency within the U.S. government.
The truth is that I didn't read more than a few lines before I knew the depth of the man; it was a shallow depth. I only had to read the sentence in which Mr. Garrett referred to the President of the United States as George "Dumba" to realize I have no interest in any remarks made by the writer. I may not have the exact parody of the letter W, but we both know he meant--dumb. I will make my comments quick, and I won't express my contempt for Mr. Garrett. Of course, Mr. Garrett is "preaching to the choir" when he writes a column in your liberal weekly, so yukking it up at the president's expense is a free shot for a writer who hates the president.
I just thought it might be interesting for Mr. Garrett to realize that there are millions of us who think President Bush is a fine man and a great president. I've known Presidents since Ike, and I can honestly say I have never been more proud to call a man my President than George Bush. I wonder if Mr. Garrett ever said the same about Bill Clinton.
The world situation is deadly serious these days and the threat of more terror within our borders is high. There is no need for men like Mr. Garrett being disrespectful of a man, who in all likelihood is his superior in probably every category, including intelligence, or IQ I guess I should say, considering Mr. Garrett's former job title. Thanks for listening,
Many thanks to The Independent for sponsoring the screening of Uncovered at the Carolina Theatre on Monday evening (Dec. 8). The huge turnout partially offset the dismay the film's contents engendered. As I left the theater I realized how important it could be to achieve the widest possible dissemination for this film's information.
I understand the film's producers are selling copies of the film with an unlimited right to show it. As an attorney who has worked with intellectual property law including copyright issues for almost 30 years I have an idea for the producers.
In the computer software field there is a copyright license called the GNU General Public License. Anyone interested can find this license at www.freebsd.org/copyright/copying. Material an author publishes under the GNU General Public License can be copied and distributed verbatim without license fees, but changing the material is not allowed.
I suggest the Uncovered publishers license the film similarly. They could post the film on an Internet site for anyone to download, copy and show. But no one could edit the film. If the outcome is to achieve the largest possible audience for this important work in the shortest possible time this is one way to do just that. MoveOn.org knows how to get the word out.
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