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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:43 PM
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We're not the only Pissed Off People. See Col. Hackworth. It rocks.
Hey Hackworth, :yourock:

http://www.sftt.org/cgi-bin/csNews/csNews.cgi?database=...

DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt"

01-03-2005

Hack's Target

It Is Up to You And Me


David H. Hackworth

Considering the hits we keep taking in our global fight against terrorism, Im gearing up in 05 to go up against the Pentagons increasingly out-of-control campaign to keep us all conned. The cover-ups track too often with more names added to the U.S. casualty list.

So here's my New Years resolution: to keep countering Pentagon lies with the truth until enough concerned citizens demand that Congress set up a congressional investigative arm to formally expose the liars and hold them accountable.

For almost six decades, Ive borne witness to scuzzy machinations that had little or nothing to do with Americas national security. And because of them, Ive watched my beloved country become enmeshed in far too many blood-splattered military misadventures only because they were good for Pentagon business.

Read the whole article, it's quite something.


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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:49 PM
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1. Give 'em hell.
Hackworth is hacked off.

Why isn't everyone?
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:50 PM
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2. I read that in yesterday's newpaper...
Great article, thanx for posting it here.

BTW David Hackworth is the nation's most decorated living veteran.
The right gets kind of queasy about discrediting him or labeling him "unpatriotic".
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:58 PM
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4. Read them Freepers when do you sign up to get a couple.
Military Awards



ENTITLEMENTS OF COL. DAVID H. HACKWORTH
(U.S. ARMY, RETIRED)

AWARDS & DECORATIONS
COLONEL DAVID H. HACKWORTH
(U.S. ARMY, RETIRED)


Individual Decorations & Service Medals:

* Distinguished Service Cross (with one Oak Leaf Cluster)
* Silver Star (with nine Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Distinguished Flying Cross
* Bronze Star Medal (with "V" Device & seven Oak Leaf Clusters)(Seven of the awards for heroism)
* Purple Heart (with seven Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Air Medal (with "V" Device & Numeral 34)(One for heroism and 33 for aerial achievement)
* Army Commendation Medal (w/ "V" Device & 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
* Good Conduct Medal
* World War II Victory Medal
* Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany and Japan Clasps)
* National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Service Star)
* Korean Service Medal (with Service Stars for eight campaigns)
* Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
* Vietnam Service Medal (2 Silver Service Stars = 10 campaigns)
* Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Unit Awards:

* Presidential Unit Citation
* Valorous Unit Award (with one Oak Leaf Cluster)
* Meritorious Unit Commendation

Badges & Tabs:

* Combat Infantryman Badge (w/ one Star; representing 2 awards)
* Master Parachutist Badge
* Army General Staff Identification Badge

Foreign Awards:

* United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
* Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960)
* Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with two Gold Stars)
* Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with two Silver Stars)
* Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (1st Class)
* Vietnam Staff Service Medal (1st Class)
* Vietnam Army Distinguished Service Order, 2d Class
* Vietnam Parachutist Badge (Master Level)
* Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
* Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation
* Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (with three Palm oak leaf clusters)
* Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class Unit Citation (with one Palm oak leaf cluster)

World War II Merchant Marine Awards:

* Pacific War Zone Bar
* Victory Medal

Note: As per a Department of the Army audit conducted by COL Pam Mitchell, Chief Personnel ServiceSupport Division on May 6 1999.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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6. Thanx for looking that up and posting it with his op-ed.
In light of that list of achievements, I imagine standing up to this administration requires only a small part of his total valor.

What an American hero.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:01 PM
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5. Yo, indigo & JohnnyRingo...Hackworth kicks; the best.
I'm somewhat familiar with his history and that's why I find him so credible.

This column is like our 1/6/05 protest: small, somewhat ignored, but a powder keg waiting for a spark. It's coming.

I can see a number of outraged Americans converging around different movements that will merge into one anti-Republican & Bush cause: Voting Rights; Social Security; Veterans/Military. Watch out!

Next time we "mosh" in DC there will be about a million of us!!! Oh Yeah!
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:56 PM
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3. kicked and nominated n/t
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:36 PM
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7. Hackworth is a true patriot
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:49 PM
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8. i remember him
from Hannity when I use to listen to his radio show from my dark old GOP days. I remember he was a frequent guest and on a lot after 9/11, an audience favorite. yet when the Iraqi war came about he start criticizing the administration which Hannity didnt like. debating him on the issue, a loudmouth chickenhawk against the most decorated soldier in America was amusing. Hackworth is a "tells it like it is" guy which many red staters like. we need to get him out there so the public can get informed.
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