Colvin not a 'whistleblower'

I wish that you and others in the Globe and Mail and the Canadian Press would stop referring to Richard Colvin as a "whistleblower" (RE: Life after blowing the whistle," Nov.

Published: Wednesday, 12/02/2009 12:00 am EST

I wish that you and others in the Globe and Mail and the Canadian Press would stop referring to Richard Colvin as a "whistleblower" (RE: Life after blowing the whistle," Nov. 25). He is nothing of the sort, just a diplomat who did his job as best he could. He didn't release his reports to the press and sent them to official channels. He is not a Joanna Gualtieri or an Allan Cutler who went public with allegations of wrongdoing. He was rewarded for his job in Afghanistan with a key intelligence job in Washington. Not something you get from being a whistleblower.

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