Friday, June 02, 2006

Ishaqi Raid Probe

Ok, the troops were cleared. Great.

There are some important issues with the ALLEGATIONS of misconduct by the U.S. military pretty much anywhere in the world.

1) The accusations are taken seriously
2) The incidents are investigated
3) If the soldiers acted inappropriately, they are punished - even to the point of turning them over to civilian authorities for further punishment (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/06/01/japan.crime.ap/index.html).

So people like Representative Murtha (i.e. politicians) - shut up until the investigations are completed. They accusations might be true or not, the soldiers might have acted inappropriately, or not, but until the investigations are completed, give the accused the consideration of the phrase, "Innocent until proven guilty." After all, you demand the consideration of your own like Representative William Jefferson (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/5/22/210853.shtml?s=lh) - even though the FBI has video.

No comments: