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  •  OMG, the commenters are nutso! (6+ / 0-)

    Just because West was in the service he's untouchable. They never mention or don't know or care about West's Article 32 hearing leading to Article 15 non-judicial punishment--just short of court martial.

    West resigned from the military in 2004, following an incident involving his unit’s treatment of an Iraqi man. West himself was charged with two violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including one against assault, and agreed to retire after an Article 15 hearing in order to avoid a court martial.

    According to a 2004 account in The New York Times, West let the soldiers under his command beat the Iraqi man, whom West believed was involved in an attempt on his life. (No evidence was ever found implicating the man). Then, he staged a mock execution:

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    I ♥ President Obama. ~ Yes, we did. Again.
    NOW: Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO Grand Bargain.
    Rich pay a bit more. DoD take a bit less. End war on Afghanistan sooner.

    by OleHippieChick on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:58:43 PM PST

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    •  Does he still get a pension (1+ / 0-)
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      since he avoided the court marshall?

      ...inspiration moves me brightly

      by wbr on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:12:33 AM PST

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      •  damn, i found the answer - he does (1+ / 0-)
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        He should've been stripped of his rank & pension. This really makes me angry!

        ...inspiration moves me brightly

        by wbr on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:15:53 AM PST

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        •  OY! Seconded. (0+ / 0-)

          What you gotta do to be punished in this country? Oh, it was just some Iraqi they fucked over. Mighty white of West.

          I ♥ President Obama. ~ Yes, we did. Again.
          NOW: Hands off SocSec, Medicare and Medicaid. NO Grand Bargain.
          Rich pay a bit more. DoD take a bit less. End war on Afghanistan sooner.

          by OleHippieChick on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:50:56 AM PST

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