Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Letters From Brooklyn

When Pfc. Rob Jacobs received letters from 6th graders from Brooklyn, the last thing he expected to read were accusations of soldiers, "destroying holy places like mosques." another letter included a prediction "only 50 or 100 [soldiers] will survive." A mildly sympathetic tot wrote that Pfc Jacobs was "being forced to kill innocent people". A muslim boy wrote "Even those [sic] you are risking your life for our country, have you seen how many civilians you or some other soldier killed?"

The teacher, Alex Kunhardt, will have some explaining to do. He supervised the Jane Fonda-writeoff campaign. Many of the 20 letters were supportive, but 9 were laced with insults to the president and the war. Kunhardt did not comment, but will contact Pfc Jacobs. Carmen Farina, New York City Deputy Schools Chancellor, plans on contacting Jacobs as well. As for Jacobs, he was shocked at the letters. He stated "If I were in Iraq and read that the youth of our nation doesn't want me to be there and doesn't believe in what I'm doing, it would mess up my head...It boggles my mind that children could think this stuff."

These kids from Brooklyn are a disgrace. If the teacher, Alex Kunhardt, read the anti-everything letters and let them go out, then shame on him. Imagine the morale of one of our soldiers, thousands of miles from home, and the only contact they have is from a pimple-faced brat in Brooklyn who takes Michael Moore talking points and uses them to trash the good work we are doing over there.

(Source - NY Post)