Give the Good Guys a Medal–Create One if Necessary

Only a Few Spoke Up on Abuse as Many Soldiers Stayed Silent—the New York Times reports on Joseph Darby and the small number of other soldiers with the decency and the guts to report abuses.

As we know, neither the right-wing media nor his neighbors have been especially kind to Spec. Darby, the soldier who made one of the important early reports.

One way to begin to restore some of my confidence in the system would be to give Spec. Darby and the other early complainants a medal or two. If there isn't an appropriate medal in the military arsenal, then it is time to create one.

It would be the right thing to do.

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2 Responses to Give the Good Guys a Medal–Create One if Necessary

  1. Frederick says:

    Damn right. In general, in the military and elsewhere the norm seems to be that whistleblowers are treated abominably, not rewarded.

  2. Marina says:

    I would appreciate your coming to my blog and leaving some “fresh” ideas and proposals concerning what it is better to rebuild or reorganize.
    I need to know your opinion. Thanks.

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