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originally posted by: Shamrock6
Am honestly surprised this decision was made in light of the recommendation for only a special court martial.
It'll be interesting to see how, if at all, the WH reacts to this announcement. And will be even more interesting to see the outcome of the court martial. I don't see a conviction on the charges as they stand, but perhaps a lesser offense. To me it's pretty clear that "some people" don't want the deserter to feel even a hint of trouble.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
So far, no comment from the White House. Obama already pretty much treated him like a returning hero by having the Rose Garden ceremony with his parents.
originally posted by: vor78
I wonder how much of that Obama trip to the Pentagon today was actually an attempt to lean on the military not to push forward with this?
Regardless, its about time. I was afraid they were going to let this guy off the hook.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Good. Screw this deserting prick!
I did my time in that God damned sandbox why the hell couldn't he?
Wanted to be mother effing Jason Bourne? So many members of his and other units died looking for him. Died. As in, won't be coming back to their families. He revealed information to the Haqqani fighters who were targeting that post.
He's a weak POS.
Put me on the firing squad. I'll do it myself.