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  •  In a real court Brigadier Bobby would get hit with (11+ / 0-)

    a perjury charge. In the context of this Sovietski-style show trial not going to happen.

    •  which calls into question the entire validity (5+ / 0-)

      of this kangaroo court show-trial.  The military is not to be trusted.

      •  In a civilized world (3+ / 0-)
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        ask, TheDuckManCometh, brasilaaron

        Military Tribunals have no validity.

        It is reasonable for the military to dispense some "in-house" justice for minor infractions of the UCMJ.

        It would also be reasonable for any court to be instructed about the gravity of a seemingly minor transgression, if that person were being "tried", but that should be in a proper court.

        There is nothing special about the military that demands a separate judicial system.

        How does it sound .....

        "When you join the military, and offer your country the highest sacrifice a person can give, that you would lay down your life, we will reward you by removing many of the Rights you enjoy as a civilian"

        Why on earth would folk join? If the answer is because they are brave, and that willingness to sacrifice trancends their personal needs, then maybe it is our duty to better protect them.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        Who is twigg?

        by twigg on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 09:51:23 AM PDT

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