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Huan Yi
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0 posted 11-16-2004 01:16 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

An incident has been caught on tape.
In it, an American officer speaking to an audience of Marines says:
“Let me repeat again what the General said.  If you have to run
any chances what so ever to get a prisoner,
then don’t get him!”
The Marines respond with a low laugh that suggests they know
what that officer means.

What disciplinary action should that officer
and the general face?

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On the basis of that account alone, I would say no discipline is warranted.  I think you are presupposing that the statement was wrongful without considering the possibility that, under certain circumstances, such a statement could be excused.

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None. All military are trained to kill. Its the older men that send them to kill who should face disciplinary action.
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http://www.nationalreview.com/owens/owens200411190828.asp

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Everything that led up to that incident in the Fallujah mosque is part of what happens when you decide as a nation to go to war. Let's not single out this Marine and distance ourselves from him. Every American bears responsibility for what is done in our name.
 
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