In the US? We don't have an Inquiry. But we do have people speaking out. Bridget Clerkin (Trenton Times) reports:
A U.S. official who publicly resigned in protest of the war in Afghanistan came to Princeton this week to discuss his feelings on the 10-year-old conflict.
New Jersey-native Matthew Hoh, a former Marine Corps captain in Iraq who went on to become a State Department Consultant in Afghanistan, spent close to two hours Tuesday night talking to and taking questions from the large crowd that packed the small auditorium of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.
“We are pleased and honored to have someone of Matthew Hoh’s stature to accurately inform us so we can question and challenge current U.S. policy in Afghanistan,” said event organizer, the Rev. Robert Moore, executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action, the group that sponsored the talk.
Hoh explained that, after six years spent in Iraq and Afghanistan, he could no longer participate in a war effort he determined to be misguided, and he quit his post in September of 2009, after growing tired of seeing the government refuse to admit their strategy was not working.You think we'll ever get our Iraq Inquiry?
Me neither. But at least we have people willing to speak out here.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"