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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John M. Dowd
The Marine Corps' war against an officer who has accused the commandant of wrongdoing intensified this week: Headquarters identified Maj. James Weirick as a potential Washington Navy Yard-type killer.
The "semper fidelis" devotion of John M. Dowd is a major reason he finds himself locked in battle against the highest levels of the Marine Corps, including the commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, whom he accuses of misconduct.
"Hogue outwitted himself with his cute defamatory release against a Marine officer," Mr. Dowd said. "We now know who cooked up the draconian retribution against a Marine lawyer who had the guts to insist that the rules be followed by Hogue."
John M. Dowd, who is representing Capt. James V. Clement, one of the defendants in the urination case, said Mr. Hogue's statement indicates that the actions against Maj. Weirick are coming from the top.