Saturday, January 28, 2012

Haditha Prosecution

Absolutely right. These men brought great shame to themselves and their unit. They should have been punished in accordance with common notions of justice. Reminds of me of the pathetic service of justice after My Lai. The US Military is an extraordinary force for good made up by extraordinarily decent people. Where standards fall far below the accepted norms of conduct in conflict, we should never be ashamed to impose serious consequences. As I have written before, application of military justice requires special consideration of circumstances, but that consideration cannot be an excuse for allowing evil acts to escape justice.

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