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Decision Deficit Disorder

catcaul Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:05 PM
Two Journalists that were not considered "chiggers, ticks, scorpions or fire ants" by infantry and sailors in harms way, would be Ernie Pyle and George Seldes..Because they wrote the truth about the enlisted mans life., and pillioried the hand wringing incompetents, petty monarchs, thieves and scoundrels occupying the Officer Corps

QUANTICO, VA -- Until I joined the Fourth Estate, it was my experience that most soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines usually eschewed contact with members of the media. Regard for the potentates of the press used to be about equal to that of chiggers, ticks, scorpions and fire ants. When I was on active duty, I had an aerosol can of bug spray hand-labeled: "Reporter Repellant." And if a military person had to co-habit space with any of these assorted insects, the last thing anyone wanted to do was to discuss politics. Things have changed.

Shortly before the presidential...