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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-05 06:46 PM
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7. Here are the DU links that covered the Westhusing murder/suicide:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Military Ethicist's Apparent Suicide Raises Questions

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WASHINGTON One hot, dusty day in June, Col. Ted Westhusing was found dead in a trailer at a military base near the Baghdad airport, a single gunshot wound to the head.

The Army would conclude that he committed suicide with his service pistol. At the time, he was the highest-ranking officer to die in Iraq.
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In e-mails to his family, Westhusing seemed especially upset by one conclusion he had reached: that traditional military values such as duty, honor and country had been replaced by profit motives in Iraq, where the U.S. had come to rely heavily on contractors for jobs once done by the military.
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One military officer said he felt Westhusing had trouble reconciling his ideals with Iraq's reality. Iraq "isn't a black-and-white place," the officer said. "There's a lot of gray."


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