reply to post by Arbitrageur
I respectfully disagree.
Good faith must, by definition, include the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Acting in good faith, on this particular issue is yet to be seen. If the Navy Seal has a hidden agenda it will be exposed in court during the trial,
as too will the US Governments'. If the US Government wants to maintain the moral high ground here why have they not granted permission to the
author/publisher? What contents are in that book that they are concerned about - if its lies let the Seal fall on his own sword, imo.
One of their own military elites has deemed it necessary to go ahead with this book - the government can go ahead and sue him - no argument there.
the military contract says they have to pre-approve books for publication as specified in the contract.
I will take your word on that - I've no doubt that such a clause exists in one way, shape or form, however we all know employment contract clauses
are designed to benefit the employer.........not so much the employee.
Failure to obtain permission to publish is one thing - but it appears the US Government is not so concerned about his disobedience in that matter as
much as they are concerned about the contents of the book and the consequential effect resultant from its public release.
Has there been any previous case in history where US Government agendas have been proven to be in stark contrast to what they have publicly stated?
This book appears to be about lies, deception and political posturing towards the US and international community - that, imo, outranks any contract
and it seems the Seal feels the same - surely the Government can get the remainder of his team to expose this Seals lies - or is that easier said than
done given what we know about the life that these individuals lead as a team watching each others back like brothers?
In regards to my aforementioned statement about two wrongs not making a right - that is a moral absolute.
However, morals seem to have fizzled here and the gloves appear to be off on both sides so let history record the truth and the individual make up his
or her own mind as to the validity of each parties claims.