OPEN LETTER TO THE OREGONIAN,
Charles Krauthammer's article, "The War in Iraq" (Oct 3) was a personal attack on Cindy Sheehan, and had no value. After reading the article I looked to see who this guy was and found on the bottom of your paper that he is a member of the Writers Group for the Washington Post.
My reaction was Wow, he writes for the Post? I could not believe that the Post would allow such a vicious attack on the messenger, and never bother to answer the simple question that Cindy Sheehan is asking, "Mr. President, what is this noble cause that you talk about?" The question continues to ask why her son and, as of this writing, 1941+ soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq. After reading the article I also thought this guy should work for Fox News, he sounds just like O'Reilly or Kristol. Guess what folks--- he does work for Fox News and is part of that group of pundits who are paid to smear people, or just help the Bush Administration get their lies out, (remember Williams?).
When your paper shows that a reporter works for the Washington Post, that gives the reader a false sense that what he will say has importance. If you include that Krauthammer also is a paid consultant for Fox, that would give some balance to why he would write such an attack on Cindy Sheehan.
I am a grandfather, and a Vietnam Vet. Do I have the right to ask our elected politicians for what noble cause we are killing our beloved soldiers or am I now some commie socialist that Krauthammer sees under his bed to pop out at any time? Have you no shame Krauthammer?