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AMATO: Eating our own U.S. military imprisons warriors for battlefield errors
The Washington Times ^ | Friday, September 3, 2010 | Rick Amato

Posted on 11/15/2010 7:24:07 PM PST by Stayfrosty

"Exclusively men and primarily in their early 20s, these are young servicemen who are not guilty of the rape and killing of innocent women and children, as commonly is the public misperception (thanks to the late John Murtha). Instead, they are troops who have been charged with wrongdoing on the battlefield, in the heat of battle against an enemy with no uniform or identifying markers."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: army; casey; obama; wot

1 posted on 11/15/2010 7:24:09 PM PST by Stayfrosty
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To: Stayfrosty

It has been my opinion that all JAG officers should have to spend a year in actual combat as a grunt.


2 posted on 11/15/2010 7:53:37 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Stayfrosty

Sorry. Without more details it is IMPOSSIBLE to say whether these guys have been railroaded. I’ve been there, done that, and I’ve seen stuff (not from my Soldiers, thank God) that I just couldn’t believe. Nothing worth a life sentence, sure, but stuff that just makes you wonder whether some of these guys should carry live ammo.


3 posted on 11/15/2010 7:57:53 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Stayfrosty

Political correctness is killing the fabric of this country and it needs to end ! GO to war and win or don’t waste the time, effort, resources and lives !


4 posted on 11/15/2010 8:23:32 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Stayfrosty

This happens because the Leftist in America always believe everything our enemies say.

From Viet Nam to the Palestinians to Iraq/Afghanistan. Everything they say is taken as true until it is true until it is specifically disproved.

Leftists cannot comprehend that this is our enemy. Of course they are going say all kinds of BS.

As murtha demonstrated clearly, a soldier is guilty until proven innocent.


5 posted on 11/15/2010 8:23:32 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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