Ex-diplomats angry over Colvin

Twenty-five former ambassadors have sent a letter to the government charging that diplomat Richard Colvin was "unfairly subjected to personal attacks" as a result of his testimony about Afghan detainees, the CBC reported. "While criticism of his testimony was perfectly legitimate, aspersions cast on his personal integrity were not," the letter reads.

Published: Wednesday, 12/09/2009 12:00 am EST

Twenty-five former ambassadors have sent a letter to the government charging that diplomat Richard Colvin was "unfairly subjected to personal attacks" as a result of his testimony about Afghan detainees, the CBC reported. "While criticism of his testimony was perfectly legitimate, aspersions cast on his personal integrity were not," the letter reads. "The Colvin affair risks creating a climate in which [foreign service] officers may be more inclined to report what they believe headquarters wants to hear, rather than facts and perceptions deemed unpalatable."

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