A Tip of the Hat

Re "Afghanistan's Toughest Battle Lies Ahead," Dec. 31: Was The Times' minister of propaganda asleep this morning? Here we have, on Page A5, a photo of a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier backing up his buddies while searching a suspect in Afghanistan. Lo and behold, he is wearing an NRA (read National Rifle Assn.) cap. How could the minister of political correctness at The Times not have caught this?

Bob Burton

Santa Barbara

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