Wednesday, February 23, 2005

And while we're at it, let's make our troops use blanks, too.

A Marine 2nd Lt. has been charged with two counts of murder for simply defending himself.

I'm sorry, but when I read the details of the incident, I can't for the life of me see why he should be charged. Police are involved in shootings like this all the time, and for the most part they are justified. Considering the increased risk of death that our troops face on a daily basis, they should be cut even more slack.

There simply has to be some information that we're not getting here. Three possible explanations are:

1. The Marines have incriminating evidence that they are not revealing;

2. The officer or officers involved in the decision to prosecute are Clinton holdovers following their own political agenda;


3. The choirboy terrorists were relatives or friends of some powerful person(s) (ie, members of the Saudi Royal family) and the Administration is doing a quid pro quo to keep them happy.

Since the Marines didn't bother to even remonstrate Lt. Pantano for his actions until seven months had passed, I think that eliminates #1. And since I refuse to believe the Marines and the Bush administration are that politically stupid, I am skeptical about #3.

That leaves #2 as the most likely reason. Don't forget that Clinton was in power for 8 years, and during that time I'm sure a fair amount of Lefties came on board to help him destroy, er, reform the US military. By now they would be field officer grade (Major, Lt. Colonel, Colonel) and they would now be in position to pull off stuff like this. There's probably some pissed-off lesbian JAG colonel in charge of prosecution who is using this incident to stick it to Chimpy BusHitler and the NeoConFacists. If true, that would be the most disgusting reason of all.

Captain Holly will keep a close eye on this case.


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