posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:11 PM
reply to post by mysterioustranger
Yes, being a soldier is a risky way to spend your life, as is being a cop, a firefighter or a deep sea diver.
But when you take the job knowing the risks that go along with it, it's normal to expect that those you are taking the risks for, are doing
everything they possibly do to minimise those risks, everything they can.
If someone screws up, either by action or inaction that results in a preventable death or injury, yes, even in jobs classified as 'risky', they
should be and ought to be held accountable, both morally and criminally if the screw up is deemed to be criminal.
It's no different to the boss of a deep sea diver being held criminally responsible if he fails to carry out regulatory obligations as far as the
equipment he or she supplies the diver with...if the boss fails to do the regulated maintenence on a crucial valve for instance, and that valve fails
and ends up killing a diver, they will be held responsible and face criminal presecution, even though the diver would obviously know the job they did
was highly risky, the boss failed to minimise that risk and is responsible for the death.
Same thing with Obama as far as i can tell.
People who sign up for risky professions are not throwaway or disposable, simply because the know the risks...there is and always has to be
accountability, even for, and some would argue, especially for soldiers.