Thursday, February 08, 2007

Loss of respectability

Ken Allard wonders why Bill Arkin, who called our soldiers mercenaries, complained that they're receiving "obscene" war zone amenities and warned them that they should not criticize the American people who pay soldiers "decent" salaries while endowing them with a social service network denied to civilians, has not been fired from his NBC or WaPo jobs.

Good question. But Allard indicates the answer:

When the war had broad popular support, the network relied on commentary by distinguished generals such as Barry McCaffrey, Wayne Downing and Bernard Trainor: Now that it is going badly, they simply find Arkin a convenient receptacle.

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