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right sentiment, wrong war [Sep. 13th, 2001|03:16 pm]
Roy Janik
So after getting my 6th copy of the article written by the Canadian journalist about how good the Americans are, I decided to do a little research. Oh, the letter is real enough. But it wasn't written in response to the World Trade Center destruction. It was written in 1973, 6 months after the Vietnam War ended. Gordon Sinclair (the journalist) actually died in 1984. Also, the editorial was eventually set to music, released as a record, and the proceeds went to the Red Cross. Still, it's a nice sentiment. I just find it odd that the version that's circulating makes it sound like it was written yesterday and discovered by someone on an e-mail crusade to see that it gets proper attention.

http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/schools/rta/ccf/news/unique/american.html
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2001-09-13 01:26 pm (UTC)
Funny. Thanks for doing the research the rest of us are too lazy for.
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[User Picture]From: wolfeskitchen
2001-09-13 10:07 pm (UTC)

I hope you don't mind

I pasted your post into a forward of the article from my retarded cousin in Atlanta. It made for a great "quit sending that shit" message.
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From: ex_foot17
2001-09-14 09:49 am (UTC)
They were reading it on 101X this morning, then someone told them they were stupid shits, and the letter had nothing to do with what happened on Tuesday.

Then, they shut the fuck up.
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