Friday, August 27, 2010

Speaking Truth to Power

Is not always appreciated...

It seems Army Col. Lawrence Sellin didn't much like what he encountered during his assignment as a staff officer at the NATO International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.  So he wrote an Op Ed about it for UPI.  Oops...not a resume enhancing maneuver.  Needless to say his assignment has been terminated (gratefully not with extreme prejudice).  It certainly looks like he violated some very clear standing orders against communicating with the media without submitting it to public relations in advance, but who among us has not suffered through a death by powerpoint presentation?  Hopefully, Mr. Sellin will continue writing for UPI.