Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I Would Rather Some of the Troops Didn't Come Home


Listening to Morning Sedition as I do every morning commute down the Taconic Parkway, I learned to my horror that a US soldier convicted of torturing beating an innocent Afghan cab driver detainee slowly to death over four days has been sentenced to two months in prison, loss of rank and an "other than honorable" discharge. His accomplice didn't get any prison time at all. The message: murder someone horribly, go to jail (maybe), for up to two whole months. What a deterrent that will be to any other homicidal sadists in the service of the USG.

In a couple of months, these evil and dangerous men will be free to return to the US and live among us. And unlike in the case of sex offenders, there is no registry of sadistic murderers to keep us informed of their identity and whereabouts. I don't advocate the government's setting up such a registry, but I would be happy if some concerned fellow citizens took it upon themselves to keep track of such monsters. I would donate money to support such an endeavor.

I wish these men would stay away, and I fear that they will come home and get jobs in law enforcement where their particular skills and disposition might be put to use.

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Lone Ranger said...

A military community is like any other community. Since they draw on the civilian community for their population, it couldn't be any other way. Forget all that hype about soldiers being "heroes," they are just like any other people. Some are great people and some are scum. Some are average and some are heroes. They just wear different clothing and have different jobs -- bring freedom to people whose freedoms have been lost.

Joe Crow said...

Man, that's a lotta dead trolls.

Actually, an awful lot of them are already in the law enforcement/corrections field. That's why they got picked for prisoner detail. That's where they learned a lot of the stuff they're using on the detainees. Nobody cares about the prisoners Stateside that they learned on because, after all, they're criminals and criminals lie.

Ginny said...

I side with Lone Ranger on this one. Anyone can be a soldier just like anyone can be a teacher and anyone can be a daycare worker (if they have a clean record which doesn't always mean they are okay) and anyone can be a law enforcement person. In Cali they are so desperate for law enforcement that gang members and easily paid-off people are getting in. That's life in a free society, it's the 'price of freedom.' So that's why I own guns.