Saturday, May 21, 2005

Andrew Borene of Operation Truth

In the second hour of his show tonight, Brad Friedman spoke with Andrew Borene of Operation Truth. He seems like a remarkable guy.

His biography, courtesy of Operation Truth:
Andrew Borene is an outspoken advocate for America's newest veterans. He is an Independent Consultant and currently serves as the President of the National Security & Law Society. A former Investment Banker and football coach, he is pursuing a Juris Doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School using the Montgomery G.I. Bill, and is the 2004 recipient of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers Front Line Forces graduate studies scholarship. He was an intelligence officer with the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force and served in Iraq during major combat operations.
Recent pieces by Andrew Borene include The Sound of the Ground War
I saw a lot of death today... Cows, sheep, Iraqis, Marines. I wonder if it will bother me later. Right now I just wish I felt something.
and Taking Care of Our Own
We have been in this war for over 18 months. We are the greatest, wealthiest nation on Earth. How can we deliver $136 billion in corporate welfare and seek to make tax cuts for the wealthy permanent, when our troops need equipment and services overseas? What is American about putting the well-being of the wealthy over the well-being of the defenders of freedom? Have the people who convinced 40% of America that Saddam Hussein attacked us on 9/11 and that the WMDs were found in Iraq, also convinced America that we can run a "war on the cheap" without seeing our troops suffer?
The following links lead to [shorter] blog items written by Andrew Borene:
Abizaid, al Khadimiya, and Arlington
Protest the war, not the warriors.
See OpTruth in New York
OpTruth Vets Speak in NY
Operation Truth in NY
Operation Truth Blasts Antiwar Groups? Ft. Bragg Plans
Two Years Later, the Iraq War Continues to Drain the Military
Scraping the Barrel? Army Announces More Involuntary Call-Ups
Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
General dismisses medical journal's PTSD. Steven Robinson fires back.
The Buck Stops Where? Intelligence Used to Drive Operations, But No Longer
The Ugly American
Lessons Learned
Unnecessary Casualties
A War on The Cheap Means Troops Pay the Price
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Journalists Do Their Job
Thanks to Andrew Borene and Operation Truth.