Dissent From the Front Lines

from TruthDig

By Robert ScheerWhen will we listen to the troops?  I’m not talking about soldiers used as props for a George Bush photo op, telling reporters what Washington wants to hear.  The military is disciplined and thus accustomed, from Gen. David Petraeus on down, to toeing the official line.  But the Iraq war has also produced brilliant messages of dissent from the ranks that should cause us to stop in our tracks and reconsider what we have wrought.  First, a group of sergeants came forward, and on Tuesday it was the captains’ turn to speak out.

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