By Dawn Bryan
Producer, BBC Radio 4's The Choice
The US soldier who exposed the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison found himself a marked man after his anonymity was blown in the most astonishing way by Donald Rumsfeld. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6930197.stm
And then he was sitting in a crowded Iraqi canteen with hundreds of soldiers and Donald Rumsfeld came on the television to thank Joe Darby by name for handing in the photographs.
"I don't think it was an accident because those things are pretty much scripted," Mr Darby says.
"But I did receive a letter from him which said he had no malicious intent, he was only doing it to praise me and he had no idea about my anonymity.
"I really find it hard to believe that the secretary of defence of the United States has no idea about the star witness for a criminal case being anonymous."
Rather than turn on him for betraying colleagues, most of the soldiers in his unit shook his hand. It was at home where the real trouble started.
Says it all. Don't be a stoolie! Notice that his fellow MP's didn't object to what he did, just the chickenshithawks roosting at home and his psychopathic ex-friend, a willing perp.
Gee, another Plame like mistake?