Dahr’s editor, Brian Dominick, is announcing a new feature: “Ask Dahr.” He is asking readers to send email to Dahr, who will do his best to answer your feedback. Additionally, some of the letters and his replies will be published on his Weblog, and may also appear on his Antiwar.com page.
Here is the message from New Standard editor Brian Dominick:
Dahr Jamail has expressed an interest in fielding brief queries from our readers about his work in Iraq, so we’re going to give you an email address below to which you can send all those questions you’ve had rolling around your head about the situation in Iraq.
As his primary editor, I would like to add a request that people who appreciate Dahr’s work send letters expressing that sentiment. Dahr has not made his email public previously in large part because he gets a significant amount of hate mail and death threats for telling the Iraqi people’s side of the occupation story.
But Dahr does appreciate feedback from his readers — including critical feedback — so long as it does not include abusive language, personal attacks or threats. PLEASE feel free to direct any questions (or praise) you have for Dahr to this address:
Dahr will do his best to respond to all of the mail over the next few weeks, and some of the responses to questions posed to him will be published on his weblog and/or, in some form, on The NewStandard website. Dahr will also consider questions or suggestions that may lead to a story he can investigate during his remaining days in Iraq, though of course his ability to pursue answers to questions he doesn’t already know will understandably be quite limited.
We do not know how much mail this call will generate, so please be patient if it takes Dahr a while to respond or if you do not get a direct, personal response but one appears in public. The situation is extremely tense in Baghdad, as you all know from having read Dahr’s weblogs and articles — right now, that means sending a letter of praise or affirmation might go a long way toward keeping Dahr’s spirits up.
We will honor any requests to publish questions anonymously.