Friday, October 31, 2003

Disgusting

Lt. Col. Allen B. West is accused by the US Army, of which he is a member, of criminal assault because he fired his gun close to an Iraqi man's head while the Iraqi was under interrogation. During this interrogation the Iraqi man divulged information that was used to foil a terrorist attack in the city of Saba al Boor.

Lt. Col. Allen B. West is a hero and the Army wants him to quit or face a court-martial.

West refuses to quit and I don't blame him. Doesn't the Army, of all people, realize that this is a war, and that ugly things happen in war? Further, is firing a gun close to someone's head a big deal in the grand scheme of things? This is a war zone, where people are being shot to death every day, where terrorists are bombing civilian buildings, and where international aid employees are being killed at random.

Has the Army forgotten who the good guys are?


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