I Was Ordered To Push Iraqis Off Bridge

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    I don't think this version of the Twinkie Defense will win... :tinfoil:
     
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    No, it won't win. no matter whether it was ordered or not, he's just as guilty of the crime. The more serious crime of ordering the incident still gets swept under the rug it seems.
     
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    It seems no one is even sure that both people died. At least one witness has come forward to say he saw two people climb out of the River.

    And this is yahoo.


    Yahoo article
     
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    no body, no crime? sound familiar?
     
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    Try it now Kathianne... fixed. :D
     
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    Thank you, great link! I think they will 'have to' exhume the body or drop the charges.
     
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    Couple of things:

    There exists a vast distance between how officers are punished, and how enlisted are punished.

    Case in point. Two married-to-different-people soliders, one enlisted, the other a commissioned officer. Since Adultry violates the UCMJ, they were caught and busted.

    the Captain: He gets a letter in his file.

    the enlisted: She gets reduced in rank, confined to place of duty/dining/worship for 60? Days, forfiture of one month's pay...



    (sigh)

    Also - it's a violation of law for soldiers to obey unlawful orders. Its their DUTY to disobey an unlawful order.
     
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    The enlisted man will regain his rank, probably within the year and his career will be essentially unaffected by the punitive action - with the possible exception of potential promotion to Sergeant Major (E-9).

    The officer's career is over. He will NEVER be promoted. When he has been passed over twice, he will be involuntarily separated from the service. In essence, he has been fired.

    Now tell me which punishment is the more severe.
     

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