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In Afghan War, Officer Becomes a Whistle-Blower
New York Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 02/06/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by HokieMom

WASHINGTON — On his second yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis traveled 9,000 miles, patrolled with American troops in eight provinces and returned in October of last year with a fervent conviction that the war was going disastrously and that senior military leaders had not leveled with the American public.

Colonel Davis on patrol in Khost Province last August. Since enlisting in the Army in 1985, he said, he had repeatedly seen top commanders falsely dress up a dismal situation. But this time, he would not let it rest. So he consulted with his pastor at McLean Bible Church in Virginia, where he sings in the choir. He watched his favorite movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” one more time, drawing inspiration from Jimmy Stewart’s role as the extraordinary ordinary man who takes on a corrupt establishment.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; khost; mcleanbiblechurch; whistleblower
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To: HokieMom

Yep. Hackworth had some pretty negative things to say about North when North was running for the Senate in VA.

21 posted on 02/06/2012 7:17:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s it, thanks!

22 posted on 02/06/2012 7:28:07 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Peter from Rutland
The military is a PC palace.

I used to have a high view of them, until some of my friends and family came back.

I have no doubt that if Obama turned the Army on the domestic population, most if not all officers will follow orders. The rankers might not, but it will depend on the target and where they are from.

Before I get flamed, read about what the few who speak out say.

23 posted on 02/07/2012 7:45:25 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: HollyB
Our warriors have been thrown as lambs to lions under the ROEs for years and years.:(

24 posted on 02/07/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by 444Flyer (werien)
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