August 31, 2008

Justice Done!

Former Marine Jose Nazario was acquitted by a civilian jury of manslaughter and related charges. (He left the Marine Corps in 2005 and was no longer subject to military law when the investigation began in 2006.)

Nazario, 28, went on trial in Riverside, California for killing two insurgent prisoners in Fallujah, Iraq, encouraging two subordinates to execute two other prisoners, and unlawfully using his rifle during the incident.

UNLAWFULLY USING HIS RIFLE ...
DURING THE INCIDENT ?
The Incident was the 2004 Battle of Fallujah!

The government acknowledges that the enemy combatants the Marines allegedly killed have never been proven to exist. Neither is there an identifiable crime scene, forensic evidence, or any missing persons report, government evidence shows.
EXCUSE ME ... NO EVIDENCE ??
This is yet another disgusting example of what happens when a Politically Correct Congressionally-influenced Pentagon establishes Rules of Engagement. The government should not be allowed to train our men and women to do a job, then prosecute them for doing it. Our Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen should never have to second guess the ramifications of their actions on the field of battle.

Hopefully, Jose Nazario will be reinstated as an officer with the Riverside Police Department. He was fired a year ago when he was arrested.

UPDATE: Read Nat Helm's "The Nazario Trial : A Final View From the Courtroom

August 25, 2008

Fallen Hero: Sgt Michael Ferschke


Men such as Sgt. Michael Ferschke, USMC, live their lives with courage and honor. When they join the ranks of The Fallen, it is an immeasurable loss.

A Youtube video of Sgt. Ferschke's funeral procession was removed by his family because of derogatory comments.

Read the story at LC0311 crunchie I.M.H.

Requiescat In Pace, Marine


And to the ignorant lost souls who posted those derogatory comments, may you rot in whatever hellish place you believe in.

Oh, Really?


“You need to celebrate what [Sen. Obama] represents even if you don’t vote for him,” Mrs. Barack Hussein Obama says.

So what does this guy represent?

Experience? No.

Patriotism?
No.
Supporting the troops? No.

Change? Like choosing for his running mate a 36-year Washington insider whose son (Hunter Biden) is a professional lobbyist?

"If you don't have ideas to run on, you run on old tactics."
-Barack Obama, Aug 30th

Old tactics like this string of Obama campaign promises:
"Take away tax breaks from companies that ship jobs overseas."
     If the 'greenies' had not forced environmental regulations, many companies might not have to use foreign labor. And then there are the unions. Don't get me started.

"Give 95 percent of you a tax break."
      If you cut all these taxes, where will you get the money to pay for your social programs? Oh, I know. You'll do what Bubba did. Cut the military in half.

"We are going to finally fix this health care system."
     Nobody I know, including my sister the nurse, wants the changes you would make to our health care system.

"We are going to make sure every child gets a world-class education," adding that teachers would be paid higher salaries.
      What do you mean by "world-class" education? More liberals teaching their own politically biased agenda? Adding the study of religion, particularly Islam, to the public school curriculum? Would incompetent teachers also get raises?


"We are going to gain the respect from people around the world."
      You obviously come from the Bubba Clinton School of Foreign Policy whose philosophy is based on the misguided idea that the world loves you so much, you can merely talk your way into and/or out of everything.

"I will end this war in Iraq."
     Ending the war is so much more important than winning the war.