Now comes word that Captain Semrau has written a book: The Taliban Don't Wave
The CBC is reporting:
Canadian soldier writes of stoned Afghan fighters
Accused of 'mercy killing' Taliban fighter, author was convicted of lesser charge
The Canadian Press
Posted: Aug 22, 2012
The day he was alleged to have killed a wounded, unarmed Taliban fighter, Capt. Robert Semrau watched in dismay as stoned Afghan soldiers passed around "King Kong" marijuana joints and carried their rifles like baseball bats.
The former Canadian infantry officer, who was at the centre of a national debate over mercy killing in war, has broken his silence in a book that paints a stark, searing portrait of the chaos in the Afghan war.
Throughout his trial for second-degree murder and in the aftermath of his dismissal from the military, Semrau has been silent about what happened on Oct. 19, 2008, following a horrific firefight.
And anyone looking for a tabloid-type revelation, an explanation — or even contrition — in his book, The Taliban Don't Wave, will be disappointed....
CBC has more, and it tells of a book that is important reading in the current quagmire that is Afghanistan.
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