Friday, May 15, 2009

An IVAW Member's Resignation Letter... must reading at This Ain't Hell for a look inside the organization. For those who have followed IVAW, no real surprises, but important verifiaction. That includes the actually unsurprising fact that Camilo Mejia advised our very own Army Sgt, Selena Coppa that:

because of her love for things such as -The United States Constitution, The American Flag, and Patriotism- that she should consider leaving the organization because, in the words of Camilo, “IVAW is really not that place.”

For those who don't know the history, Army Sgt was the one member of IVAW that a slew of the organization's critics respected as an honest and sincere (if terribly confused and horribly wrong) advocate for things we strongly disagreed with. She dealt squarely with all of us, including the millbloggers at WSI II, Jonn Lilyea, Rurik and TSO. Point of fact, it was in discussions with Army Sgt that I broached the subject of millbloggers and bloggers attending WSI II, and she ran with it.

I found it interesting that one of the things that rankled Kris Goldsmith and other actual Iraq and Afghanistan vets in and outside of IVAW is that one needn't be an actual veteran of either Iraq or Afghanistan to be a member and intentionally portrayed as a such a veteran. I pointed out that anomaly in the organization's name and policy long ago to the surprise of quite a few.

This Ain't Hell continues to do outstanding work!

1 comment:

Army Sergeant said...

Denis, didn't realize you were back to blogging. Good to have you back, though you know of course I disagree with you in many ways politically.