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.