This seems timely in view of claims that those responsible for burning Korans will be “punished” and in view of demands that they be “punished.” We have an excellent system of military justice and it should not be disgraced by failing to follow it for political or other inane reasons.
The military justice system demands justice for our troops, not revenge upon them to curry favor with others.
The video of U.S. Marines who apparently urinated on Taliban corpses has gone viral and not only the Islamic world is watching.
Ranking Government officials have condemned the suspect Marines. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the incident was ‘incompatible with American values,’ while Leon Panetta, the defence secretary, said it was ‘utterly deplorable.’” A NATO spokesman characterized their actions as despicable and said that “those responsible will be held accountable.” (Emphasis added.) Pondered a bit, those statements are themselves “incompatible with American values,” “utterly deplorable” and “despicable.”
Odds are the young men in this film will be strung up by military authorities. They will be treated like political road kill. Expect them to stuck in a military brig right next to Bradley Manning, and…
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