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.

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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.”

Norman Pattis contends here that

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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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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