Roy Janik (zinereem) wrote,
Roy Janik

right sentiment, wrong war

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.
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