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THURSDAY'S LETTERS: Colonel's Suicide, 'Mary Worth,' AG Firings

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THURSDAY'S LETTERS: Colonel's Suicide, 'Mary Worth,' AG Firings

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In today's letters, readers respond to Greg Mitchell's article about the suicide of a U.S. colonel in Iraq, another reader applauds the Washington Post's decision to drop the "Mary Worth" comic, and readers respond to a Wednesday letter about Alberto Gonzoles' firing of several state attorney generals.


Greg Mitchell's Column on the Suicide of Colonel Westhusing

Your article just blew my mind! I can not believe how awful it must be over there for Westhusing to kill himself.

I strongly believe that Bush and his Cabal of neocons should be hauled in front of the Senate and Congress and sent to Prison for what they have done! I want to email your article to all my friends, to let them know what our young men and women are going through, so the corrupt Haliburton (Cheney) can make billions, and Bush can get the oil.

Maybe some of my friends who voted twice for Bush will wake up.

Thank you for telling us the true, we sure do not get it from CNN or MSNBC (except for Keith Oberman)! Keith tells it like it is!

Carole AloisSchenectady, N.Y.

I consider those who commit suicide not true to their mission or they would have stuck it out -- irrespective of the pain. In AA we call that: "I'll show you, I'll kill me." What a self-centered way to make a point: "In a phone call with his wife, Michelle, who was back at West Point, Westhusing told her he planned to tell Petraeus that he was going to quit. She pleaded with him to just finish his tour and return home." Jeanette McDougalJacksonville Beach, Fla.

I remember an NPR interview about this individual a while back. Truly a canary in the mine, and, tragically, even with his ultimate sacrifice, no one paid attention ... and here we are today, fully corrupted and dishonored as a country.

I hope there is wider dissemination of this hero's story. …

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