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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:22 PM
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Baker family calls war a betrayal
http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/8661946.htm

The family of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, a local soldier killed in Iraq, speaks out.

By KALEN CHURCHER

kchurcher@leader.net

"My brother, Sherwood Baker, died in Iraq last week. I tried to call you and I tried to write you, but you never responded. I'm writing to you again because I believe had you known him, you would have liked him ...
And maybe if you knew him, if you knew the other soldiers, you'd have thought differently about sending them."

Written to President Bush, these words posted on www.democracynow.org are attributed to Sgt. Baker's younger brother, Dante Zappala.

Baker's parents, Celeste and Alfred Zappala, criticized Bush during a "Democracy Now!" radio interview on Thursday.

"It was a senseless death, just like all those other boys ... and the 10,000 plus Iraqi citizens that got killed in Iraq," Alfred Zappala said Thursday on the independent New York-based news program. "Democracy Now!" dubs itself the "The exception to the rulers."

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:27 PM
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1. Amy Goodman rocks! I thank heaven I found her on Dish Network n/t
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:41 PM
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3. Amy Goodman
...one of the very best
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:35 PM
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2. * hasn't responded?
Did Mr. Baker respond on the back of that little signed condolence card that * sends to each and every bereaved family? He did get one of those, didn't he?
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:14 AM
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4. Democracy Now...where you go when you've outgrown NPR.
Bravo, Amy.
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