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Our letter to the New York Times ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, reads:

I stand with Paul Krugman, and I’m not going to let him be Dixie Chicked by people that have been wrong about everything.

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I Stand With Paul Krugman


“Americans need to watch what they say.”
- Ari Fleischer, Bush Press Secretary (after 9/11)

Paul Krugman is being targeted by Donald Rumsfeld and the same Neocon McCarthyites that targeted the Dixie Chicks for speaking out – and we need to get his back.

Krugman had the courage to tell the truth on his New York Times blog1:

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

Paul Krugman was right about our foreign policy after 9/11, and he’s right now. Paul Krugman told the truth about those who manipulated 9/11 for political purposes – but now the professional distorters want him to pay the price.2

ENOUGH. We stand with Paul Krugman – join us if you’ve got Paul’s back too. Because we’re not going back to the days when Bush officials got to tell Americans what they can and can’t say.”

1. “The Years of Shame“, New York Times.
2. “Rumsfeld Calls Paul Krugman’s Sept. 11 Column ‘Repugnant’“, NPR.