Murder Charges in Iraq

A couple US soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder in Iraq. Of course they are innocent until proven guilty, but I’™m not encouraged here by the notion that their fellow soldiers are the ones who turned Michael Hensley and Jorge Sandoval in. From the BBC:

The US military in Iraq has charged two [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

A couple US soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder in Iraq. Of course they are innocent until proven guilty, but I’™m not encouraged here by the notion that their fellow soldiers are the ones who turned Michael Hensley and Jorge Sandoval in. From the BBC:

The US military in Iraq has charged two of its soldiers with the murder of three Iraqis between April and June in the Iskandariya area, south of Baghdad.

Both of the men are accused of premeditated murder and placing weapons beside the bodies of the dead, who were killed in three separate incidents.

Staff Sergeant Michael A Hensley is accused of three murders and Specialist Jorge G Sandoval of one.

Charges were brought after fellow soldiers alerted the authorities.

Both suspects, who are from the Alaskan-based 25th Infantry Division, are now being held in US custody in Kuwait. Spc Sandoval was detained while at home in Texas.

There’™s no gloating here. There will be no excuses, either. We’™re in a war begun on a series of lies and Mr. Bush is continuing those lies even today. Lies equal immorality in my view, and I am with the Radical Right Wing Christian Clerics on one thing, that rampant immorality in our society will only spread and harm people who wish to live moral lives. They argue that coarse and immoral media contaminates people, or, and very stupidly, that an immoral technology is at fault for the epidemic of Christians addicted to porn. I’™ll argue that lying and immoral leaders corrupt and contaminate oridnary people, and ordinary soldiers as well.

Saturday, June 30th, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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