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Army Sergeant Joseph Darby Receives Special Profile in Courage Award (As mentioned by Rush)
JFKL Foundation ^ | May 16, 2005 | Contact: Brent Carney

Posted on 05/17/2005 11:01:40 AM PDT by tsomer

'"...Our nation is also indebted to U.S. Army Sergeant Joseph Darby who, despite great personal risk, stood up for the rule of law and exposed the torture and scandal in Iraq. In a time when politics and government have been marked by incivility and partisanship, these individuals have distinguished themselves by their political and moral courage and by their vision of what was right for the country...."'


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhpl; kennedyschlossberg; lindatripp; rattingon; whistleblowers
Just wondering: why wasn't Linda Trip recognized for her corageous revelation of sex abuse by high level authorities in our own capital?
1 posted on 05/17/2005 11:01:43 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: tsomer

Didn't he fail to do his job to prevent it?


2 posted on 05/17/2005 11:03:38 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: tsomer

To whom did Darby expose the "torture and scandal, to his superiors who then went on to conduct an investigation, or to the press?


3 posted on 05/17/2005 11:05:40 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Bahbah
The thing about Abu Ghraib is, there was already a full inquiry and a complete report on file by the time the MSM got hold of a few pictures. Instead of turning it into a story about how military justice works, and how the US doesn't permit or condone these actions, it was turned into a "scandal."

Go figure.
4 posted on 05/17/2005 11:10:25 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: oldleft
The family with the pictures contacted Hackworth.

The rest is history and Hack can explain his perfidy to the devil.

5 posted on 05/17/2005 11:12:43 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: tsomer
If this Spec. isn't on the "fat boy" program, then his commander should take action.


6 posted on 05/17/2005 11:14:04 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Holy crap!

What a fat sack!


7 posted on 05/17/2005 11:15:46 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: tsomer

You took the words right out of my mouth!

Rush just said it: allegations of rape in middle east by US soldiers = front page news. allegations of rape of a woman by a US president = barely a mention at all.


8 posted on 05/17/2005 11:17:59 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: b4its2late; Recovering_Democrat; Alissa; Pan_Yans Wife; LADY J; mathluv; browardchad; cardinal4; ...

9 posted on 05/17/2005 11:18:48 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("Television is a medium because anything well done is rare" - Ernie Kovacs)
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To: cvq3842

How does West Point deal with snitches?


10 posted on 05/17/2005 11:19:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: oldleft

11 posted on 05/17/2005 11:19:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Bahbah

He slipped the evidence anonymously under CID's door, then they investigated it.

An Army spokesperson told the press corps that an investigation was underway back in January 2004.

Only after 60 Minutes ran an expose of some of the pictures that were released did the Abu Graibe incident become a scandal in April 2004.

As a Specialist who was outranked by ringleader SGT Graner, he took appropriate actions to disclose these reprehensible acts by a few rogue MP's.


12 posted on 05/17/2005 11:19:51 AM PDT by JudgeAdvocate
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To: oldleft

The word I have for what this fellow did is not "courage."


13 posted on 05/17/2005 11:20:38 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: massgopguy

Very harshly, I'd guess.


14 posted on 05/17/2005 11:20:56 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: tsomer

It's a Liberals Award, and didn't his uncle spill the beans?


15 posted on 05/17/2005 11:21:02 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember, this is only a temporary exile!)
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To: oldleft

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son."

16 posted on 05/17/2005 11:21:31 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: oldleft

He makes Senator Kennedy look thin.


17 posted on 05/17/2005 11:23:03 AM PDT by JudgeAdvocate
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To: tsomer

And to think...if he had charged an insurgent machine gun nest, destroyed it and lost his life in the process, he wouldn't be receiving the "Profiles in Courage" award. I'm surprised his unit C.O. let him wear a uniform to this shindig. If he wants to act like a civilian, and maintain his personal appearance and fitness like a civilian, he oughta dress like one.


18 posted on 05/17/2005 11:25:50 AM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: tsomer

I still haven't seen the pictures of Muslim Terrorists being held down by American troops and having their heads sawed off with a kitchen knife while our troops yelled Jesus is Great.

And pls tell me the picture of the fat hog in uniform is not the "Whistleblower".


19 posted on 05/17/2005 11:39:10 AM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: tsomer
What torture? What abuse? This is all a bunch of crap brought on by the left-wing fascist Nazi press.
20 posted on 05/17/2005 11:41:21 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: SkyPilot

They both look like Michael Moore, but then again fat liberals all look alike to me.


21 posted on 05/17/2005 12:39:06 PM PDT by Camel Joe (Proud Uncle of a Fine Young Marine)
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To: SkyPilot
Is that a decanter of Scotch he has in his hands? Kennedy looks like he don't want to turn it loose, must be.
22 posted on 05/17/2005 2:32:51 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: pawdoggie
I'm surprised his unit C.O. let him wear a uniform to this shindig. If he wants to act like a civilian, and maintain his personal appearance and fitness like a civilian, he oughta dress like one.

Agreed.

23 posted on 05/17/2005 3:04:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

absolutely.

This man should never have been in uniform in the first place.

There are guys in the army who are stocky and carry some weight, but are physically fit and can pound miles with the best of em.

This momo is seriously out of ht/wt proportion.

I was regularly checked for my ht/wt, I'm 5'8". I weigh 200lbs. I have been the same since I was 18. My body likes my weight. I can get to 180/190 with some serious, and I mean hard work serious PT. But my body likes 200lbs. I also ran a 12:30-13:00 2 mile, 100su/100pu from basic to my last PT test.

If the army has people like this, regardless of his position or occupation, as a EFFING SERGEANT something is seriously out of whack.

Or maybe they just measure his neck from the 4th chin....


24 posted on 05/17/2005 6:37:15 PM PDT by Stopislamnow (Three co-equal branches? Not anymore. Sig heil mein black robed tyrant!)
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To: dts32041
Didn't he fail to do his job to prevent it?

Good point.

25 posted on 05/24/2005 10:16:47 PM PDT by tsomer
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