Letters to the Editor

Bee headline adds to public ignorance

I object to your misleading headline, "Poll: Iraq linked to 9-11," on the first brief item on Sept. 12 (Page A-3). If you read the item, it says "33 percent of Americans ... believed Saddam was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks." This means more than half believed Saddam was not involved, with the exact percentage probably depending upon the number of undecided in the poll.

This kind of misleading headline further muddies the discussion in deciding how to move forward. It's an example of the reasons for the later statement: "Even after six years of reports and news accounts, the myth of a strong Iraq-Sept. 11 link persists." You're part of the problem!

DAVID HOLTON

Twain Harte

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