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Friday, May 25, 2007

  • "Somebody Had to Speak Out. If Not Me, Who?"–Maj. Gen. John Batiste Fired by CBS News for Anti-Iraq War 'Advocacy'

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    Major General John Batiste was offered a promotion to become a three-star general, the second-highest-ranking military officer in Iraq. Instead, he quit over the war. After he appeared in a commercial for VoteVets.org, CBS News fired him as a paid news consultant. MoveOn.org collected 230,000 signatures on a petition demanding he be rehired. In a wide-ranging interview, Maj. Gen. Batiste discusses the Iraq War, calls for the closing of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, says private security firms like Blackwater USA should be investigated and says President Bush has failed by surrounding himself with "like-minded, compliant subordinates." [includes rush transcript]