No Sex, Many Lies, One Videotape, and a Soldier's Unnecessary Death

It is not a movie.  It could be labeled a comedy, a farce, even a Greek tragedy, except that people really are dying.  It is, in fact, an absolutely abhorrent, disgraceful, and unacceptable demonstration of the hidebound, self-serving attitude, omnipresent throughout the federal bureaucracy and among many in our political establishment, that my agency, my mission, my job is more important than anyone or anything else. It is called protecting turf, and the ugly fact, as any government analyst can tell you, is that the federal government spends more time doing it than practically anything else.  (And Obama wants to give our medical care over to them, no less!)  It is bad enough that these petty turf battles squander agency time and resources, but when they dictate policies regulating combat operations, they can become deadly. Last month, we brought you the story about Specialist Chazray Clark, the soldier wounded in Afghanistan by an IED who died due to delays...(Read Full Article)