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Saturday, May 15, 2004 | An Open Letter to the Berg Family and the Press
First of all, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. The loss of a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. It is unnatural and devastating. Our children are supposed to outlive us, it is they who should bury us, mourn us, not the other way around. The loss of a beloved brother is a tragedy unimaginable by those who have not lived it, and the best comfort any of us can take is that the son, the brother, lives on in the hearts of those who loved him most.
It is particularly distasteful to me, and unbearably cruel for you, to have heaped on your sorrow the added indignity that his death has become the subject of speculation and questioning by millions of people.
I know that it was your wish, as it would be the wish of any family, to allow Nick the common decency of privacy in death, and you the common decency of privacy in grief.
I ask your forgiveness, and I will presume to ask it on behalf of others who struggle with the dilemma of respect for your family, and for your son's memory, and the urgency of finding out the truth, if such a thing is possible. Please forgive our plain language, forgive our unseemly and public rehashing of details that are painful to all people of conscience and faith, and that must be torture for you. Forgive us, and understand that we do not seek to sensationalize or disrespect your son, we just want to find out who killed him.
It does not appear, according to the video, that Nick was alive when his body was desecrated.
The regime in Washington has provided a disjointed collection of sometimes contradictory and consistently dubious statements on Nick's experiences in Iraq.
Their assertion that Nick was killed by Abu Musab al-Zarkawi does not rise to minimum standards of credibility.
I am sure that despite your pain, you are well aware of the myriad discrepancies, anomalies and incongruities that have been pointed out by those who have examined the video, not out of morbid interest, but a sincere desire to unlock the mystery of your son's death.
These are well-known and there is no need to list them here.
There is, however, a need for the news media, specifically the American news media, to comprehend the significance of Nick's murder, and to put aside concerns of politics and sponsors and access.
Things have gone far enough. Anyone, anyone at all, could be Nick.
I call on journalists all over the world, but especially in the United States, to do your job. For the sake of Nick's memory, and for the sake of your own personal safety and that of your family members, do not let the investigation of this senseless killing remain the stuff of blogs and message boards and email lists.
Not only will you be honoring your profession, and Nick's memory, you just might be saving someone else's son, even your own.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill