Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Operation American Repression?

Following on from the post before last, Salon has this:

Sept. 29, 2004 |
An Army Reserve staff sergeant who last week wrote a critical analysis of the United States' prospects in Iraq now faces possible disciplinary action for disloyalty and insubordination. If charges are bought and the officer is found guilty, he could face 20 years in prison. It would be the first such disloyalty prosecution since the Vietnam War.

The essay that sparked the military investigation is titled "Why We Cannot Win" and was posted Sept. 20 on the conservative antiwar Web site Written by Al Lorentz, a non-commissioned officer from Texas with nearly 20 years in the Army who is serving in Iraq, the essay offers a bleak assessment of America's chances for success in Iraq.


And there I was labouring under the misapprehension that the military's loyalty was meant to be to the country not to an unelected regime.
After all what do they have to complain about, except for:

but apart from that. they've got nothing to complain about.

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