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    but it isn't simple as there is backlash against those who do.  There is also punishment for not using the chain of command.

    "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

    by cardboardurinal on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 03:09:28 PM PDT

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    •  He objected that the lists of "dissidents" he gave (5+ / 0-)

      to Iraq were ending up being tortured and some killed. He was no OK with that and noone should be.

      He reported it to his commanding officer and up the chain and they told him to stuff it.

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        he is being treated the way he is?  If it were up to the military (and zero oversight), they would probably do worse...

        "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

        by cardboardurinal on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 07:36:47 PM PDT

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