An Albuquerque employee of the office of Veterans Affairs has
beaten charges of "sedition." She was originally charged for
selling state secrets to Iran writing a
letter to the editor criticizing the Bush administration.
In the letter, Berg criticized the federal government on several issues, including its actions in Iraq and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"I am furious with the tragically misplaced priorities and criminal negligence of this government," she wrote.
Berg identified herself as a VA nurse in the letter.
Within weeks of her letter's publication, Berg said Mel Hooker, Veterans Affairs Medical Center human resources chief, and other staff confiscated her work computer and later told her she was being investigated for possible sedition.
What would have happened if they'd found
burned Dixie Chicks MP3s