As an 87-year-old woman who lived and suffered through World War II in Europe, I weep for our beautiful country. Just as in Germany, I see the people of this country being fooled and sucked in by the propaganda machine. The only difference is that there it was Dr. Goebbels, loud and pompous, preaching "fur das Vaterland" and leading the chorus for Deutschland.
Here our master of propaganda, Karl Rove, shies away from the limelight and behind the scenes manipulates the powerful machine of lies, smears and innuendos, all under the banner of patriotism. With trepidation, I foresee President Bush being re-elected.
Maire T. Hakala