Thursday, November 16, 2006


Back in March, a gang of US soldiers in the town of Mahmudiya raped and murdered a 15 year old girl and killed her family. Today, on the eve of his court martial, one of them pled guilty and agreed to testify against the rest. Hopefully, this will help secure their conviction, and show that (in this one case at least) the US military does police its own.


But showing that the US military polices its own would be lying, wouldn't it?

Posted by Chris Nimmo : 11/16/2006 07:41:00 PM

The soldier in question has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The contrast with previous sentences - notably a reprimand and confinement to base for torturing someone to death - couldn't be greater.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 11/17/2006 12:50:00 PM