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July 11, 2006

Re "In Cold Blood: Iraqi Tells of Massacre at Farmhouse," July 6

How different are our American soldiers than Saddam Hussein and his thugs? The alleged rape of a 15-year-old in her own home and the alleged killing of her mother, father and sister by U.S. soldiers? I am disgusted and angered.

Why does the media keep saying "members of her family" were killed instead of using the words "mother," "father" and "sister"? It seems to be a ploy to make it more impersonal rather than hitting people in the gut where it should.

I have never been more disgusted and ashamed of our country and government than I am now.

SANDI HEYER

La Verne

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