Monday, October 23, 2006

Journal-World finds counterinsurgency instructor

As noted in an October 1 post, Journal-World reporter Joel Mathis wrote in article that suggested that the military had not considered how to battle insurgencies prior to this summer. See

I quoted a retired Green Beret who I had interviewed a few years ago. The Green Beret was called back to Ft. Leavenworth just after 9/11 to teach counterinsurgency and counterterrorism.

In today's Journal-World, reporter Mike Belt shares the Green Beret's views on violence on Iraq. The Journal-World deserves credit for finally publishing an article that does not fit the Bush-haters' template concerning Iraq.

Of course, Lt. Col. Johnson has already been attacked by one liberal on the J-W forum:

"Wow...a retired Lieutenant Colonel! Impressive! What's next? A retired Assistant Manager of Burger King commenting on the state of the fast-food industry?"

Comparing a lieutenant colonel in the Green Berets to an assistant manager of Burger King is simply ignorant. Naturally, Dan Cox will allow the post to stand.

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