Dick Cheney feels that in a war the press is "a problem to be managed." (See "Battles Rage," the River Cities' Reader, Issue 299, November 29, 2000.) If that attitude is difficult to understand, then perhaps your priorities should be re-examined. The public does not have a right to all the events that take place during wartime. It's not a matter of "telling the truth" - the public doesn't deserve the truth where the national interest is at stake. There is a natural antagonism here, but let's try to be a little more understanding of the problems and positions of the guy on the other side. Ms. McCarthy, you don't have a shirt-tailed relative by the name of Joe, do you? Art Murphy, Moline

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