Comments: Happy With the Results of Your Rhetoric Senator Kerry?

The surest sign of when Armies break down is when the ranks no longer trust their officers to do right by them (for example, look at the end of ARVN in Laos). I find it really hard to imagine these soldiers were watching Kerry one day and were brainwashed into this action. I find it easy to imagine this happens alot in small peices. if not for a few phone calls, we would not have know this happened at all..

Posted by: drlloyd11 at October 16, 2004 at 09:34 PM

Try to keep up Drlloyd. Back when Jason over at IraqNow was still in Iraq, he posted at length over the exact same situation and why he took a wave-off on just such a mission. This is old news and barring some major new developments, not even unusual. Why in this case arrests were allegedly made is something that will have to be explored, as to whether there was actual insubordination and dereliction in the face of the enemy or whether some field grade or NCO blew his stack and made it a "face" issue. In the meantime, it will be fertile ground for political opportunists who will cash in on the press' ignorance and disinterest in the military to take another shot at President Bush, who after all, is directly responsible for orders given to every 17-man platoon in Iraq....

Posted by: richard mcenroe at October 17, 2004 at 12:28 AM

And it turns out Jason has in fact addressed this very incident, with detail and insight I would give far more credence than any stateside troll...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at October 17, 2004 at 12:31 AM