A powerful interview from Morning Edition.
Morning Edition, November 28, 2007 · A dozen former U.S. Army captains wrote a column for The Washington Post last month entitled “The Real Iraq We Knew” in which they set out to describe the war they had experienced, instead of the one generals and politicians had described.
The officers’ words have stirred controversy, with some critics calling them traitors. But that hasn’t stopped them from speaking out.
In the op-ed piece, published on the fifth anniversary of the authorization of military force in Iraq, the 12 captains wrote that they had “seen the corruption and the sectarian division.”
“We understand what it’s like to be stretched too thin. And we know when it’s time to get out,” they said.
NPR : Army Captains Critique Iraq War