Letter to the Editor
Last week a platoon in Iraq refused to obey order from thier superiors after they refused to deliver tainted helicopter fuel in poorly maintained vehicles by traveling a dangerous supply route without an armed escort. Had they taken the mission and delivered the fuel – the helicopters would likely have crashed according to one of the soldiers refusing the mission.
This is an example of the kind of insanity that is going on in the US military in Iraq. There’s a saying that a fish rots from the head down and it starts with a clueless president who got us stuck in an unprovoked war and has no idea what to do next. Finally the troops on the ground are finally waking up and deciding that they are not going to fight and die to deliver contaminated fuel.