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Who is Eric Haney?
(L.A.) Daily News ^ | 03/26/2006 | David Kronke

Posted on 03/26/2006 7:29:35 PM PST by teh_gospel_of_thomas

Eric Haney, a retired command sergeant major of the U.S. Army, was a founding member of Delta Force, the military's elite covert counter-terrorist unit.

Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq? A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: deltaforce; erichaney; haney; hollywood; libmyths; smajturd; theunit
What kind of turn-coat is this guy? Is he just not paying attention?
1 posted on 03/26/2006 7:29:37 PM PST by teh_gospel_of_thomas
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2 posted on 03/26/2006 7:33:37 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. To alot of folks, any war where we can't just go in and WIN, absolutely positively no ifs-ands-or-buts, cleanly, is a debacle.

There will be no such wars for the US in the future, since those wars cannot be fought against the US.

3 posted on 03/26/2006 7:34:23 PM PST by Paradox (".. and remove all doubt.")
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To: So Cal Rocket
Nice find SoCal.

L

4 posted on 03/26/2006 7:35:34 PM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas

Loved his book, but I think his opinion is way off.


5 posted on 03/26/2006 7:39:07 PM PST by Madison Moose
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To: Paradox

It's an interesting point about Franks.


6 posted on 03/26/2006 7:39:13 PM PST by al_again
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
Eric Haney never had the best of a reputation while in the service (and yes, he was a plank owner with Delta).

But he, like a small fraternity of other ex-shooters hate to see how effective our guys are today....and they try and ride down the success our shooters are having today at every turn.

Pay him no attention. He doesn't deserve it. And lets be clear, Haney wouldn't have what it takes to be a D-Boy today with its current standards.

His foolish comments about Saddam not being a threat, civil war, and how Americans "dont care about Iraqi deaths" speak volumes about his intellect.

7 posted on 03/26/2006 7:39:28 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: Paradox

Being a founding member of Delta does not make him an automatic expert on global strategy.
One of my clients used to be the deputy directory of intelligence for NORAD. He admitted to me that he had never heard of al Qaeda or OBL until 9/11.


8 posted on 03/26/2006 7:41:43 PM PST by Rocky Mountain High
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas

What he is, is a Shinsheki Sergeant Major....

Bill Clinton president....

Wesley Clark type of guy....


9 posted on 03/26/2006 7:42:03 PM PST by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Sometimes it's just too easy.

He is entitled to his opinion, but he is still partisan.


10 posted on 03/26/2006 7:42:23 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas

I wonder why they got an old Sergeant Major? Guess they ran through the list of officers and didn't find what they wanted.

There are disagreements about Iraq. Chalaby said that no matter what was done, we would have to walk knee deep through the manure left by Saddam.

Saddam left behind tons of ordinance, millions of small arms, Baathist nutballs who felt entitled to rule, Islamicist nutballs who would do anything to damage the US, Kurds who had 10 years of freedom from the central government, and the Shia, who wanted vengence for years of opression and bad government.

Such a mix doesn't turn into Luxembourg overnight.

Our strategy was, from the first, to break Saddam's power, then convince the Shia to take part in the central government to protect themselves. Every terrorist attack causes greater motivation for the Shia to take control of their destiny. Every counter to the terrorist activity is greater motivation for the Sunni to throw out the terrorists from their communities. A slow process, but a necessary one.


11 posted on 03/26/2006 7:42:47 PM PST by Donald Meaker (You don't drive a car looking through the rear view mirror, but you do practice politics that way.)
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
Is it this guy?

http://www.tvland.com/shows/greenacres/images/pat_pic.jpg
12 posted on 03/26/2006 7:47:05 PM PST by Nik Naym (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than Dick Cheney's shotgun.)
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To: Prost1

In answer to the threads title question:

Haney is a frickin' pantywaist. That's who he is. Foxhole fag probably.


13 posted on 03/26/2006 7:48:06 PM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: Nik Naym

That's exactly what I was thinking!

Same amount of cred., it appears.


14 posted on 03/26/2006 7:48:20 PM PST by teh_gospel_of_thomas (The only good lefty is...)
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To: Donald Meaker

Wasnt he the goober who went on CNN every day saying the beltway sniper was a religious white guy gun nut who hated minorities?

He was wrong there too...whoda thunk it?


15 posted on 03/26/2006 7:49:05 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
(Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward.

And then wrote a bestselling book praising Bush and Rumsfeld.

16 posted on 03/26/2006 7:51:53 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas; Nik Naym
Well, I just happened to have
a copy of my book right here...
only $15 for you, sucker!


17 posted on 03/26/2006 7:52:47 PM PST by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas

He's got the Flaming Liberal Hollywood "talking points" down pat anyway.


18 posted on 03/26/2006 7:53:18 PM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: pollyannaish
He is entitled to his opinion, but he is still partisan.

Are you so certain? Sure he, he donated to Kerry... but is that really surprising considering his opionions on Iraq. I would be more curious to know his past political leanings before passing judgment on his partisan leanings.

Sad but true, but their are plenty of people in the military that share his opinion, and not all of them are Democrats.

19 posted on 03/26/2006 7:55:33 PM PST by Izaak
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
...and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.

Only a yellow-dog Democrat could so completely ignore September 11, 2001...

What is it about Bush that makes so many otherwise intelligent people excrete out their facial orifice?

There was an opinion poll in my local rag today. This is where weekly, they choose 7-8 people off the street to answer a question of interest.

This week's question: "Would you agree to pay more in either gasoline or property taxes to see local roads repaired or upgraded?"

I sh*t you not - this was the first guy's answer: "No, I would like to see President Bush go to jail. I think he should be accountable for what he spent."

period. dot.

This freaking idiot votes!!! He should get STUPID tattooed on his forehead so that people don't have to guess any more.

So, guys like Eric Haney don't surprise me. I kept reading, and more STOOPID stuff kept coming out of Haney's mouth.

How embarrassing senility is!

(BTW, I went back and checked to make sure that "gasoline and property tax" idiot's name wasn't Haney...)

;-)

20 posted on 03/26/2006 7:57:41 PM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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To: Izaak
Sad but true, but their are plenty of people in the military that share his opinion, and not all of them are Democrats.

Wrong. The overwhelming majority of those currently serving completely support the WOT (which includes Iraq).

21 posted on 03/26/2006 7:59:18 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: Armedanddangerous
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0210/17/cf.00.html

HANEY: In my mind, these are a couple of young men. They're white, they're in their early 20s, somewhere between 20 and 25 years of age. They still have the delusions and fantasies of the teenage years that are somewhat common in young boys, and young men. They started playing this as a game, and they have worked themselves up to this. I would be quite certain that they've rehearsed it, they've played this as a game.

22 posted on 03/26/2006 8:02:01 PM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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To: Izaak




You just gave yourself away. And back to DU you go.


23 posted on 03/26/2006 8:02:16 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell
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To: Izaak

Hmm... bad idea for a first post


24 posted on 03/26/2006 8:07:09 PM PST by Number57
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To: Izaak
I would be more curious to know his past political leanings before passing judgment on his partisan leanings.

Try reading the article. He got everybody BUT Halliburton.

But ultimately I believe in the good and the decency of the American people, and they're starting to see what's happening and the lies that have been told.

Yeah, right - we should have come clean to the Germans in 1942 about stealing their Enigma secrets.

A REAL military type would understand that the war isn't won just yet, so we can't run around puking up the really secret stuff NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW like the media and mouth-breathers like Haney want us to...

25 posted on 03/26/2006 8:11:54 PM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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To: NewLand
LMAO. Green Acres. Only Mr. Haney would never use the term 'sucker'... he's too polite
26 posted on 03/26/2006 8:15:04 PM PST by Number57
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Q: What is the cost to our country?

A: "For the first thing, our credibility is utterly zero. So we destroyed whatever credibility we had. ... And I say "we," because the American public went along with this. They voted for a second Bush administration out of fear, so fear is what they're going to have from now on."

So sayeth SMAJ Turd

27 posted on 03/26/2006 8:29:16 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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28 posted on 03/26/2006 8:34:40 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: ExpatGator

"Haney is a frickin' pantywaist. That's who he is. Foxhole fag probably."

I have to assume you are making a joke, I disagree with the guy, but I wouldn'call him a pantywaist. I did have some beers and conversation with his boss once, Charging Charlie Beckwith

BIOGRAPHY
Eric L. Haney was born in the mountains of North Georgia. During his twenty-year military career, he served only in critical, front-line combat units – as a Combat Infantryman, a Ranger, and as a founding operator of Delta Force.

Post-military, Haney has worked throughout the Middle East and Latin America, protecting princes, presidents, and CEOs. He led the protective force that returned President Bertrand Aristide to Haiti. He has negotiated with Latin American guerillas for the safe return of hostages and provided security for international oil companies operating in the most dangerous regions on earth. He has also worked with a group of fellow ex-Delta commandos to rescue American children kidnapped around the world.

RESUME
Eric Haney is an accomplished leader, trainer, and operator with global experience. His clients have included international corporations (security surveys), metro SWAT teams (arms training), oil companies (guard force management), Presidents, CEOs, Princes (executive protection), and American children kidnapped and taken overseas (hostage rescue).

Master trainer skilled in the execution and training of:

• Close quarter combat
• Counter-terrorist and counter-guerilla actions
• Development/implementation of security programs
• Executive protection
• Guard force management
• Hostage/ransom negotiation
• Master Sniper
• Small arms/long guns (all classes)
• Standard/improvised explosives
• Surgical explosive breaching


29 posted on 03/26/2006 8:43:06 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

he knows enough about tactical decisions, but as a sergeant major he never made strategic decisions. thats where generals and people at OSD come in (not to mention the sec of state, NSC, and the prez).


30 posted on 03/26/2006 9:00:55 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Izaak

Sad but true, but their are plenty of people in the military that share his opinion, and not all of them are Democrats.

-------
baloney. The troops love President Bush.


31 posted on 03/26/2006 9:03:52 PM PST by balch3
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To: GodfearingTexan

I fully agree with you, I was just taken aback by someone being so ignorant, as to think a Delta guy could be a "pantywaist"


32 posted on 03/26/2006 9:06:21 PM PST by ansel12
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To: DevSix

What you said BUMP.


33 posted on 03/26/2006 9:11:25 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Nik Naym
LOL, yep, that's Mr. Haney alright.


34 posted on 03/26/2006 9:13:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Mr. Haney, with and without his hat:


35 posted on 03/26/2006 9:14:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas

He's gone Hollywood and you need to beat up on Bush to make that movie. I'm a 30 year vet with counter insurgency certifications and I'm with the President.


36 posted on 03/26/2006 9:15:31 PM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: Madison Moose

It doesn't surprise me. I got the impression from "Inside Delta Force" that he had kind of a left-wing slant to his political views.

Oh well. Few people have earned such a right to speak their minds as this guy has.


37 posted on 03/26/2006 9:16:26 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.)
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
In the Special Forces we have a motto "quiet professionals".
Haney's been bitten by the celebrity bug and the accompanying liberal brainwashing that follows. I personally cant stand a
cry baby that spends a career in the military and then becomes a pacifist know it all. There are thousands of us in the spec ops community that have accomplished and sacrificed much. Yet we remain the "quiet professionals" Haney's diatribes
betray the martial code of conduct and honor.
38 posted on 03/26/2006 9:55:21 PM PST by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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To: roughman

Haney's performing psy-ops against the American people.


39 posted on 03/26/2006 10:06:05 PM PST by opinionator
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To: So Cal Rocket

Great find - explains a lot. Thank you.


40 posted on 03/26/2006 10:41:10 PM PST by Northern Alliance
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To: balch3
baloney. The troops love President Bush.

Obviously most do, but certainly not all. I've talked to to at least one returning Iraq vet who thought Iraq was a mistake, and he did not strike me as a partisan... he even claims to have voted for Bush in 2000. I've also talked to a retired career army officer that felt similarly. The point I am trying to make is that not all of these people are partisan, and if we wish to educate people, we need to understand their reasons for believing as they do. Just slapping the partisan label on these people is not enough when trying to shore up support for the war among the civilian population.

41 posted on 03/27/2006 7:20:38 AM PST by Izaak
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To: ExpatGator
"Haney is a frickin' pantywaist. That's who he is. Foxhole fag probably." You are calling one of the founders of Delta Force a panty waist?? Errr.. right. Tell me how you are tougher. What do you eat for breakfast, grenades and motor oil?
42 posted on 03/27/2006 8:30:12 PM PST by thisiskubrick (may the running liberal pig-dogs be turned into bbq toasties in the sea of fire)
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To: DevSix

"His foolish comments about Saddam not being a threat, civil war, and how Americans "dont care about Iraqi deaths" speak volumes about his intellect."

Yes, not to mention his partisan agenda.


43 posted on 03/27/2006 8:47:59 PM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: thisiskubrick

Yes, I am calling Haney a pantywaist.

First, I will not claim to have done anything close to what Haney has done, but I have done my share of balls-to-the -walls things, including in the military. So I am no stranger to danger.

Second, I have served with and shared comradeship with men who have done what Haney has and in some cases more and they would share the opinion: Haney is a Pantywaist for selling out all of his fellow teamers and his country in this manner. I added the "fag in a foxhole" comment because it is the only reason I could think of for someone like Haney to go over to the darkside and support Kerry and Crew.


44 posted on 03/28/2006 5:56:15 AM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: roughman
Thank you roughman. And I LOVE your sigline!! One of my alltime favorite books was Orwell's Homage to Catalonia. One of the most matter-of-fact war books I've ever read.
45 posted on 03/30/2006 2:29:40 PM PST by true_blue_texican ((grateful Texican!!))
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To: teh_gospel_of_thomas
Long read but very interesting.
46 posted on 04/12/2006 6:58:35 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: So Cal Rocket; kristinn; armymarinedad
Delta Force Veterans Slam Claims Of 'The Unit' Writer
Sorry same link but this makes more sense.
47 posted on 04/12/2006 7:11:10 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: roughman

In his book "Inside Delta Force" Eric Haney makes the claim that "in 1981 we knew there were POW's still alive in Vietnam". Sorry for my ignorance, but is this an undisputed fact? Certainly I have heard the rumors and seen the Hollywood movies etc. Is this really true?


48 posted on 07/05/2006 8:34:07 AM PDT by ricksrt
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