Oh Look another thug released

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    Ya , I have seen you rebuke them all right.
     
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    Notice none of the retards like TGS, Tao, or maineman have touched this thread. Of course, TGS is too busy trying to ban discussion in HIS thread.
     
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    Does this sound like a "witch hunt"? From an earlier AP story, detailing the facts of the prosecution's case:

    Though I disagree with Taoman's categorical description of soldiers as "thugs", there are thugs in uniform, and the prosecution had good reason to believe Corrales was one of them.
     
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    Actually said "poster on this board" is pouting at the moment because he feels it is his Constitutional right to question the authority of US Messageboard.

    And he thinks a certain female moderator picks on him.:badgrin:

    Anyway, he won't be around for however long it takes him to get over himself, if he ever does.
     
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    By whose version of events? It's the prosecution's job to get a conviction, is it not? And in so doing, they paint the defendant in the worst possible light.

    I agree with the decision. If the prosecution cannot prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant should not be found guilty.

    Do note that I am not making excuses for criminals in uniform who engage in criminal activity. If and when caught, they should be punished for violating the law since for some reason, the criminal element that is present in the military the same as civilian society is used by a certain mindest to represent the entire military.

    Killing an unarmed and subdued enemy combatant is murder, and it is a clear violation of military law.
     
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    I feel like I'm having a positive impact on you, gunny. [​IMG]

    My point was that it wasn't a witch hunt, as RGS suggested. And though the prosecutor failed to make her case, she had good cause to bring it. It's tough to get convictions in a combat zone, especially when the witnesses are subordinate to the defendant during the crime.

    Your statement of military law is accurate. The conduct alleged is both illegal and immoral. But it is also bad tactics and bad strategy. The victim tested positive for traces of explosives. Had he been questioned instead of killed, his cohorts might have been discovered and taken out as well.

    In addition, the conduct alleged undercuts efforts to win the "hearts and minds" of the people. They see a neighbor shot dead in the street, and it fuels hatred of our troops. This hatred fuels the insurgency, and leads to more American deaths in Iraq. I'm not suggesting our troops take more risk, but a heavy-handed, boots-on-the-throat approach to a civilian population hurts our long-term goals.
     
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    Is that where he is? lol...

    He thinks I pick on him?!?!?! Bad J, Bad J.... :rofl:
     
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    Yeah, it's all YOU. Wouldn't have a THING to do with that 20+ years of active duty in the Marines.:lol:

    Agreeing with you annoys me just on general principle but you're on a toll. Twice in one day. I agree with every bit of your reasoning.:eusa_eh:
     

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