"I THOUGHT:'WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? WHAY ARE WE STILL HERE?' WE'RE HELPING GUYS THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US. WE HELP THEM IN THE DAY. THEY TURN AROUND AT NIGHT AND TRY TO KILL US."---
Staff Sgt. David Sastrom of the 82nd Air-borne
Division, upon discovering a captured roadside bomber was an Iraqi army officer..(New York Times, Monday.)
on another note:
Washington.The Nation's largest combat veterans group on Friday urged the military to "exercise a little common sense" and call off its investigation of a group of Iraq war veterans who wore their uniforms during anti-war protests
"Trying to hush up and punish fellow Americans for exercising the same democratic right we're
trying to instill in Iraq is not what we're about," said Gary Kurpius, national commander
of the 2.4 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Marine Cpl.Adam Kokesh had alread received an honorable discharge from active duty before
he was photographed in April wearing fatigues--with military insignia removed--during a mock patrol with other veterans protesting the Iraq war.
A military panel in Kansas City, Mo.,will hold a hearing Monday to decide whether he should be discharged from service and,if so, with what type of discharge.
Col. Dave Lapan, a Marine Corps spokesman, said Cpl.Kokesh is under administrative review because he wore his uniform at a political event, which is prohibited. And,Col.Lapan said,
when a senior officer told Cpl. Kokesh that he violated military regulations, Cpl.used an obscenity and indicated he would not comply with the rules.(hmmm, is that Bullshit I hear, echoing throught the airways of America?)
"It'sthe political activity that is prohibited, not the type of event it was,"Col.Lapan said."If it had been a pro-war rally, it would still have been a violation."(yeah, I bet no one would even have heard about it if it was for the war..them bastids.)
The panel could recommend an honorable discharge, a general discharge or any other than honorable discharge.Cpl. Kokesh could not be given a dishonorable discharge, which generally
results from a court-martial. The final decision would be made by the commanding general..
fuckme till the wars over....