- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 10, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has been fired for saying aloud what many senior officers in Afghanistan most likely feel (“Say anything but the truth,” Commentary, Tuesday).

Gen. Fuller rightfully condemned Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s totally corrupt government for, among other things, expressing support for Pakistan over the United States in the unlikely event of conflict between the two. After thousands of Americans have bled and died for this venal man, whose countrymen prefer to remain in the 14th century, he has the audacity to express such allegiance to a fellow Muslim nation? Kabul will never be able to repay this nation for the American lives lost.

Gen. Fuller’s first stop upon returning to the United States should be to testify before congressional committees responsible for defense issues. Then again, many of those weak-minded individuals could not deal with what he would have to say.

I don’t recall who coined the phrase “speaking truth to power,” but Gen. Fuller’s remarks would represent power speaking truth. The American people and the thousands of troops still in the country deserve no less. Tell it like it really is, Gen. Fuller. If you do, maybe others would be encouraged to do the same.

JOSEPH C. FENRICK JR.

Capitol Heights

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