Sunday 3 November 2002

Wellstone Witness Sees Flash Of Light Near Tail Of Plane

Letters from readers on the Wellstone plane crash

The WSWS received numerous letters on the editorial statement,"The death of US Senator Paul Wellstone: accident or murder?" posted on October 29, 2002. This commentary raised a series of questions about the details of the plane crash in which Wellstone, his wife, daughter and five others died. It analyzed the political circumstances in which this tragedy took place and stated that any serious investigation into Wellstone's death should include the possibility that he was targeted for political assassination.

Below we reprint a selection of letters commenting on Wellstone's death. Additional letters, either attacking the suggestion that Wellstone's death could have been murder, or raising questions about our political attitude towards the liberal Democratic senator, will be published next week with appropriate replies from the WSWS.

Regarding the above article, this is the first thing I thought of when I heard that Paul Wellstone had died in a plane crash. I believe it was sabotage as was the Mel Carnahan plane crash. This was way too convenient for the repuglicans. I think there are many liberals who feel the same way.

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