Statements too similar
The following is a direct quote from Godfrey Cheshire's article ("Moore to the Point") in the June 23, 2004, issue of the Independent Weekly: "Two words are blazingly missing from Moore's analysis: ideology and Israel. It's impossible, of course, to understand the war on Iraq without examining the plans for it that were drawn up during the 1990s by a small group of mostly Likud-connected U.S. ideologues, now identified as neoconservatives, whose motives included assisting Israel's territorial ambitions and continued subjugation of the Palestinians."
And here is a direct quote by Malaysia's prime minister in October 2003 (find it yourself at this site: www.cnn.com/2003/ US/10/16/wbr.Islamic.summit/index.html): "The Europeans killed six million Jews out of twelve million, but today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them."
These comments sound rather similar to me. I suspect I could also find similar statements in publications by the Ku Klux Klan. I believe Mr. Cheshire is one of your regular contributors. Is this your paper's official position, then?
In our endorsement of Bill Fletcher for the Republican nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction ("Independent Endorsements 2004," July 14) we incorrectly said Fletcher was a former Wake County school superintendent. He is a member of the Wake County school board, and a former chairman.
Got something to say about an Independent article? Send no more than 300 words to email@example.com; to P.O. Box 2690, Durham 27715; or fax 286-4274. Include your name, phone number and mailing address for verification; we cannot publish a letter without confirmation from the writer. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, style and clarity.