Saturday, August 11, 2007
U.S. war crimes
Yet one more Register editorial for your consideration, this one on the war-crimes trials the military is now holding for soldiers and marines accused of purposely killing innocent Iraqi women and children. It strikes me the military courts have been fairly discriminating, dismissing charges in some cases and pressing them in others. What should be shocking, however, is the number of Americans who would rather let them skate, figuring a U.S. military person in a battle situation simply cannot do anything wrong enough to deserve discipline or punishment.