14
Oct
03

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US Army’s ‘fake’ letters cause stir

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US Army’s ‘fake’ letters cause stir: “A series of letters supposedly written by US troops in Iraq detailing their successes in the country were all written by their commander, it has emerged.
The publication of the letters, in several US newspapers, comes as the Bush administration has stepped up efforts to win over an American public increasingly sceptical of its handling of the situation in Iraq.
Critics said if the letters were found to be part of an organised effort by the military to win over US hearts and minds regarding the conflict it could be a violation of military ethics.
However, the soldiers’ commander, Lieutenant Colonel Dominic Caraccilo, told ABC News on Tuesday his staff had written the letters merely to get ‘good news’ back to the US more efficiently.
He says he then sent it round to his soldiers saying they could send a copy home if they wanted to.
‘We thought it would be a good idea to encapsulate what we as a battalion have accomplished since arriving Iraq and share that pride with people back home,’ he said. “

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