Monday, July 31, 2006

Five Star Jerks

Bert Prelutsky is steamed up at our military brass. He also hates leftists and the media too, of course (and has to spend a least a third of his article on the military talking about the left and the media). But he's also mad at the occupants of the Pentagon.

Why? Because are trying soldiers for crimes they have committed.
Instead, it seems like every time I turn around, the guys with all the fruit salad on their chests are bringing some group of grunts up on charges. In a war in which the enemy dresses like civilians -- even, on occasion, like civilian women -- the boneheads at the Pentagon are more concerned with being politically correct than they are with the safety and the morale of our troops.
Apparently, Mr. Prelutsky believes that our troops should be able to kill all the troops they want and rape 14 year old girls if it suits them. To rein in this kind of behavior is, apparently, bad for morale.

Frankly, though, I'm not sure putting our soldiers in a moral wasteland is much better for morale. Once our troops get the idea that they can do anything they want without fear of consequence, and once some of them start taking advantage of this "freedom" what happens to morale then?

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