Adam Smithee, on 15 March 2012 - 04:30 PM, said:
I agree that he should be turned over to the locals. There is well-established precedent for that, when a soldier commits a crime against locals entirely on his own.
As for "Bringing him to the point" ? The majority of the blame for that lies solidy withpiss poor command-and-control for which, as Harry truman once said, the buck stops at the oval office.
Two things should happen:
A ) Turn the perp over to the locals. It's what would happen if a US soldier committed a crime against a local in any other posting, no reason it shouldn't happen here.
B ) Court martial the senior NCO and/or the Division Officer for "Dereliction of Duty". Leadership means only knowing how to bark orders but also means being reponsible for your people and taking care of them. His immediate leaders failed, plain and simple. Stripes and commissions should be lost over this.
Really? So what about the muzzie scumbags who have a habit of shooting American troops?
Yeah, we'll turn them over to the locals so they can get safe haven.
Again, and this cannot be said enough:
I just can’t muster up a whole lot of give a f**k.
Bushels of civilians are killed in every war. That should not prevent us from doing what is necessary to defeat the enemy.
Our current enemy doesn’t wear identifiable uniforms. Taliban and Al Qaeda are notorious for recruiting and blending in with the locals and screeching “war crimes!” when you kill them and some non-combatants because they just so happen to be in the same village.
Our Soldiers are saddled with f****d up ROE, while the enemy kills carte blanche. Killing the enemy should not be a Courts Martial offence. The Staff Sergeant will be tried, convicted, and sent to Leavenworth, while terrorists are continuously released from GITMO to pick up where they left off.
As for the MSM, this is just more fodder for their anti-miltary tirades.