10.24.2005

All The Kings Horses has been silenced


Daniel Goetz an Army soldier in Iraq blogging at All The King's Horses, has been shut down. I don't particularily have a problem with that. Though he was always careful not to write anything that would aid the enemy and never crossed the line of what he could and could not say, but his bitterness over being forced to stay due to stop-loss was evident in hiw profile at Operation Truth, and that certainly did him in.

The frightening thing is what he said in his last post. Note the title "Double Plus Ungood" is an Orwellian phrase which, I can only assume, he chose to show that he was being forced to write these things.

Double Plus Ungood
I thank all of you who have been so supportive recently. I have never before received so much positive feedback, and it was very heart-warming to know that so many people out there care. Having said that, it breaks my heart to say that this will be my last post on this blog. I wish I could just stop there, but I can not. The following also needs to be said:

For the record, I am officially a supporter of the administration and of her policies. I am a proponent for the war against terror and I believe in the mission in Iraq. I understand my role in that mission, and I accept it. I understand that I signed the contract which makes stop loss legal, and I retract any statements I made in the past that contradict this one. Furthermore, I have the utmost confidence in the leadership of my chain of command, including (but not limited to) the president George Bush and the honorable secretary of defense Rumsfeld. If I have ever written anything on this site or on others that lead the reader to believe otherwise, please consider this a full and complete retraction.

I apologize for any misunderstandings that might understandably arise from this. Should you continue to have questions, please feel free to contact me through e-mail. I promise to respond personally to each, but it may take some time; my internet access has become restricted.



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