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Sunday, December 26, 2004

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Soldier Says He Asked Rumsfeld Armor Question Without Aid of Embed

By E&P Staff

Published: December 19, 2004 9:55 PM ET

NEW YORK In his first public account of last week’s controversy, Spc. Thomas Wilson says that he came up with the now famous armor question for Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld on his own, without the help of oft-criticized reporter Edward Lee Pitts. And he adds, "If this is my 15 minutes of fame, I hope it saves a life."

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The reporter, far from being the protagonist, suggested that he find “a less brash way of asking the question," but Wilson “told him no, that I wanted to make my point very clear."

[Hat Tip: Mark Kleiman]

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