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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:02 PM
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Calling all Clark supporters
Remember Col. David Hackworth who was always beating up on Wes?



2004 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism
The Toledo Blade
Buried Secrets Brutal Truths
Tiger Force Vietnam atrocities

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...


"on Aug. 25, 1971, ended a 24-day, cross-country manhunt for Colonel Hackworth - a manhunt directed by Army generals readying a court-martial of the man who had become an instant media darling at their expense.
Two months earlier, as he was finishing his fourth tour of duty in Vietnam and preparing to retire, the up-and-coming officer had spoken out publicly against the war, how it couldn't be won, and how the Army leaders cared more about their careers than their soldiers.
Ordered to investigate, the Army's inspector general's office quickly uncovered a host of misdeeds by the colonel - some of which the colonel would later admit.
The colonel operated a brothel for his troops, he said, to keep his men from patronizing disease-ridden prostitutes outside the base.
He promoted a regular "Monte Carlo" night for gambling, the proceeds of which were used to buy steaks for the men and help build a school for Vietnamese children."


Excellent report. Click on Tiger Force at the top for the whole story.
I knew I heard this name before.

Karma?
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:23 PM
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1. No karma. You're apparently unaware that Hackworth
completely changed his mind about Wes Clark after interviewing him for Maxim magazine, and he's now a Clark admirer--so much so that the Freepers decided Hack was a "paid and bought for" (sic) traitor.

Warning: the first link takes you directly to FreeRepublic:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/987432/posts

For those with weak stomachs, here's Hack's article without the Freepers:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?...
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:17 PM
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2. lol...
"paid and bought for" :7

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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:23 PM
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3. Yep, that Free Republic is a real brain trust, isn't it. :-) n/t
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:26 PM
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4. "Misdeeds" huh? Sounds like a pretty good colonel to me
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