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January 15, 2007
Name: SANDBOX DUTY OFFICER David Stanford
Posting date: 1/15/07
A Sandbox salute to one of this site's most prolific posters, Adam Tiffen, who is the subject of a recent profile in the Style section of The Washington Post. Here are the opening graphs, followed by a link to the entire story:
D.C. Lawyer Adam Tiffen Forgoes the Legalese for Frank Dispatches From Iraq
By Peter Carlson
"The man was standing 100 meters from the explosion and he said there was no explosion," Adam Tiffen says.
He's looking at his computer screen, where a photo shows him in his Army uniform, questioning a kneeling Iraqi who was captured after a roadside bomb exploded near Humvees carrying Tiffen and other soldiers from the Maryland National Guard.
"If he wasn't the triggerman, he was the spotter for the triggerman," Tiffen says. "But I had to let him go. I had nothing on him. What can you do? Iraqis have rights, too."
Tiffen, 31, is sitting in his office at the law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, a few blocks from the White House, looking at pictures from his year in Iraq. His law degree hangs on the wall near his Bronze Star. On his desk sit a couple of souvenirs of Iraq -- a .50-caliber machine gun bullet and a hunk of shrapnel from a roadside bomb. His black crew cut matches his black suit.
"Look at me, I'm in my lawyer uniform," he says....(click here to read more).