Thursday, March 15, 2007
'God,' ER said, praying, 'DAMN this war!'
Read and weep:
Col. Ted Westhusing, a West Point scholar, put a bullet in his head in Iraq after reporting widespread corruption. His suicide note -- complaining about human rights abuses and other crimes -- was addressed to his two commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, now leader of the U.S. "surge" effort in Iraq. It urged them to "Reevaluate yourselves. ... You are not what you think you are and I know it."
Read all about it, from Editor & Publisher.
(Hat tip to Jersey Cynic at Blondesense.)
Also -- Message to Hillary: You can't "triangulate" the "war" in Iraq!
This part of his suicide(?) note is an appropriate epitaph for All of America's envolvement in Iraq.
"I didn’t volunteer to support corrupt, money grubbing contractors, nor work for commanders only interested in themselves. I came to serve honorably and feel dishonored. I trust no Iraqi. I cannot live this way. All my love to my family, my wife and my precious children. I love you and trust you only. Death before being dishonored any more."
--- Col. Ted Westhusing
Col. Westhusing taught "Ethics" at Westpoint.