News Ft. Lewis’s Hometown Paper, The Olympian, Comes Out Against the “Ill-Conceived War” in Iraq
posted by July 6 at 0:40 AMon
In a July 4 editorial, The Olympian, the daily out of Olympia (the paper that serves the community around Ft. Lewis), officially came out against the war.
Publisher John Miller explained: “It is a particularly important and local issue for us because we are a military community with Ft. Lewis and McChord Air Force Base in our area. We seen too many of them killed, so many that Ft. Lewis considered stopping individual memorials. Our men and women have done their duty with honor. It is time to honor their sacrifices by ending this ill-conceived mission.”
And his paper (circulation 32,000) wrote:
On a day when Americans are supposed to celebrate the freedom and liberty won by the blood of our forefathers, most Americans instead find themselves disgusted with the trillion dollar war being waged in their name with their tax dollars.
On a day when Americans are supposed to wave the flag with honor and respect, many Americans are disheartened and embarrassed. They are fed up with an arrogant president and an ineffective Congress and their inability to extract this nation from the ill-conceived war that has alienated U.S. allies and unnecessarily sullied the reputation of this great nation.
This year, our day of national pride feels more like a day of national shame.