The huffy defense is priceless, really. It's not just that he was a solider -- it's that he was wounded in action. So of course he could never ever do anything shady around a business deal decades later, and how dare we suggest otherwise! Asshole.
But really, you know who comes out of this looking even worse than Drug Czar McCaffrey? Brian Williams et al. How's that first amendment treating you, eh Brian?
On the other hand, Barstow deserves a medal for that article, and for the one last spring too.