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David Bracewell



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http://argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=504757

Dear Sir,

If William Farish, the US ambassador to Britain, writes a pro-Bush article, one designed to mitigate the devastating Congressional evidence of Richard Clark, I may well prick my ears up and take notice.

If it were written by William Farish, millionaire Republican donor and scion of a family whose intimate relations to the Bush family stretch back three generations, my reaction would be radically different. Candidly, without this scrap of information I fail to see how any reader can put this article or Farish in a realistic context.

Just because Farish wishes to write for you in his position as US ambassador to Britain, bringing all the pomp, power and credibility that this position bestows, doesn't mean you have to taylor your description of him to fit his ends. Your single sentence description - "The writer is the United States ambassador in London " - is utterly hapless in its failure to convey Farish's Republican standing and his long-
standing familial connection with President Bush.

Did you serve your readership here, or only the man to whom you gave column inches, along with his friend in the White House?

Kind regards

David Bracewell
Nelson, BC
Canada
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:51 am
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