Is anyone else following the Afghanistan special forces meritorious unit citation issue?
The coverage seems very one-sided to me. That one guy, Heston Russel, seems to have a very loud voice in the debate and is successfully paining the special forces as the victim. The real victims, the murdered Afghans and their families, do not have a voice at all.
The cynic in me suspects that this is exactly what the propaganda machine in the ADF wanted. Rescinding medals is a difficult issue for all, but compared to war crimes, it is a softball issue. So the ADF would probably welcome it as the distraction.