An apology has been issued to the website Military Corruption for the actions of a member of the Pentagon staff who sent an email to the website with abusive and incendiary language:
?Ã„ÃºI could hardly believe my eyes, even after his threatening e-mail of last week [see related stories],?Ã„Ã¹ MacDonald said. ?Ã„ÃºUsually when an officer ?Ã„Ã²flips out,?Ã„Ã´ like that, or is extremely offensive, he (or she) does it verbally over the telephone so as to cover their behind.
?Ã„ÃºThis time – the offender, LCDR Dan Hetlage ?Ã„Ã¬ sent us a series of profanity-laced e-mails that only confirmed how unsuitable he is for the job he currently holds. Maybe he can be sent to a combat zone like Iraq or Afghanistan for more than a few days in a luxury hotel so he can really risk his life like our editor-in-chief did (from 1966 – to – 1969) in the bloody war in Vietnam.
In addition to an earlier e-mail, where the out-of-control PAO threateningly told us to ?Ã„Ãºbe prepared for the consequences?Ã„Ã¹ of our news articles and declared that all the contents on MilitaryCorruption.com are against ?Ã„Ãºall that this county stands for,?Ã„Ã¹ Hetlage attacked our editor, a multi-tour combat veteran, as a ?Ã„Ãºpussy-wimp,?Ã„Ã¹ claimed we ?Ã„Ãºsupport terrorists,?Ã„Ã¹ and said MAJ MacDonald is considered a ?Ã„Ãºf – – king joke?Ã„Ã¹ in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld?Ã„Ã´s office.
The Department of Defense has said it regrets the action and has reprimanded the officer with counseling. Yeah, counseling. You can read the original article which prompted the explosive tirade: “Fire Rumsfeld now”.
Apology Issued to MilitaryCorruption.com from DoD Press Office [Military Corruption]
Pentago PAO Attacks MilitaryCorruption.com [Military Corruption]
Fire Rumsfeld now [Military Corruption]