August 27, 2004 11:07 AM   Subscribe

A letter from the wife of one of the commanders of the three Swift boats, killed in action later, reports on her husbands's views. (via NYT)
posted by semmi (15 comments total)
Let's think how reliable we'd consider a letter saying "my dead husband knew John Kerry in Vietnam and once told me in a hotel room that John Kerry was a dick" and give this one the same consideration.

I don't doubt her, it is just a completely useless statement.
posted by obfusciatrist at 11:29 AM on August 27, 2004

Too bad to even comment.

Simmi, if this is the type of thing you want to discuss, you should check out Devoter. That might be a better location for this tripe.
posted by Seth at 11:34 AM on August 27, 2004

I once walked by a guy on the street who said that he knew someone who sold large quantities of cocoaine, heroin, and dead babies to George Bush. There was something in there about satanic rituals and pedophilia too, but I was busy trying to catch my bus.

...can I get my TV coverage now? I want my fifteen minutes of fame.
posted by aramaic at 11:39 AM on August 27, 2004

Matt, when you delete this, I think it may be time to put another note in the sidebar a la the Fahrenheit 9/11 one. This has just gotten utterly ridiculous.
posted by soyjoy at 11:50 AM on August 27, 2004

Cocoaine. It's addictive chocolatey goodness!
posted by aramaic at 11:52 AM on August 27, 2004

I would like to formally request that we bludgeon this dead horse topic, and link to NYT, a couple thousand more times.
posted by dhoyt at 12:29 PM on August 27, 2004

Well, it's an uncorroborated, second-hand view from a biased source.

But at least it's not directly contradicted by military records, either.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 12:33 PM on August 27, 2004

Oh great, dhoyt, now look what you've done.
posted by soyjoy at 1:09 PM on August 27, 2004

*forehead slap*
posted by dhoyt at 1:50 PM on August 27, 2004

Yes, tripe. That's why the New York Times chose to publish it.
posted by bshort at 2:19 PM on August 27, 2004

While everyone is piling on I'd just like to add that this isn't "(via NYT)", it IS the NYT
posted by Outlawyr at 2:29 PM on August 27, 2004

MetaFilter: it IS the NYT.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:21 PM on August 27, 2004

"The fact of the matter is, the United States currently has tens of thousands of troops on the ground, in Iraq, right now, and the difficulties and dangers they face everyday are not getting the attention they deserve from the candidates or the media. Why haven't candidates, or the media for that matter, addressed the tens of thousands of Veterans coming home with serious psychological problems? Where are the front-page headlines on proposed budget cuts to the Department of Veterans Affairs? Who is shining a light on the drastic need to institutionalize family support systems and increase pay for those called to war? Why have we heard so little about the possible detrimental effects of Larium, the anti-malaria medication widely administered to troops in the Middle East? What are the effects of the Pentagon's "Stop-loss" policy, which locks in troops who have completed their contractual obligation? Most importantly, is there a clear exit strategy for war in Iraq?"
posted by homunculus at 4:34 PM on August 27, 2004

Too bad to even comment.

Seth has spoken. Nothing to see here. Move along, folks.
posted by terrapin at 6:15 AM on August 28, 2004

Seth has spoken. Nothing to see here. Move along, folks.

Perfect. Let's make this a litany! (If that's ok with you terrapin).
posted by juiceCake at 1:23 PM on August 28, 2004

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