Good Schmaybe Not

The military will formally discipline at least six officers, mostly from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, for failing to take action against the officer accused of carrying out last year’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, according to people familiar with the matter.

And I hope EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM demands a Court Martial, gets a whale of a lawyer and blows the doors off the Islamic/feminist/generalsenseofentitlement ass-kissing PC culture punitively enforced in the military.

11 Responses to “Good Schmaybe Not”

  1. Skyler says:

    You can’t demand a court martial over a letter of reprimand.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, well shit. Then I wouldn’t sign it (if one has to acknowlege receipt). Any mechanism for dispute?

  3. Skyler says:

    The only way to dispute it is to go through an administrative review board. I don’t know the army, but in the navy/Marine Corps you would go through the Board of Correction of Naval Records.

    I may be wrong, and I’m not a lawyer (yet) and I’m definitely not a military lawyer, but that’s how I understand it.

    I would think that BCNR would likely defer to the local commander on such a matter.

  4. JeffS says:

    It’s about the same in the Army, Skyler. Just a different board, is all.

    Oh, they could refuse the letter of reprimand, and MAYBE demand a summary court martial, but I doubt it. And that’s not worth the trouble versus the payoff you so rightly demand. That would take a general court martial, which is reserved for serious violations.

    Politically Correct Stupidity is a serious matter, but it ain’t a violation of UCMJ. Unfortunately.

  5. Skyler says:

    And it seems to me that they would have no reason to complain about any PC culture because they were the ones in part creating that culture.

    Just because everyone else jumps off a bridge doesn’t mean you should too. Just because their superiors gave the impression that treasonous statements made by a jihadist in our uniform were acceptable is no reason for his immediate superiors to accept it.

    This is a war. People are getting killed, maimed, disfigured, burned, bombed, and what not. I have more pity for the lance corporal who finds out his wife or even his girlfriend didn’t wait for him to come home and decided to divorce or break up with him than I do for these pasta spined officers.

    My Marines were going off everyday to face getting blown up and never once shirked.

    I have no sympathy for an officer who cringes at a mere hint that someone might be displeased with his assessment of a subordinate’s treason.

    If the commandant himself told me to ignore one of my Marines who had been threatening to kill other Marines as part of a jihad, I would hope I’d have the gonads to tell the general where to put his request. Lose my career? So what. Lots of Marines I know lost their lives. A “career” seems downright petty in comparison. And if it’s a career that requires abetting murderous intents against my fellow Americans, then it’s not really a career I’d be too proud of.

    Hang these guys from the highest yardarm. They had a moral and fiduciary duty as the superiors of this doctor to expose him as a traitor and they failed. No pity from me.

  6. major dad says:

    Considering that the discipline is probably a Letter of Reprimand and non-punitive at that it will not be a big deal just show. The officers involved are probably pretty senior so while they may not get promoted again they won’t be hurting.

  7. Skyler says:

    And they’re doctors. They can open up a private practice where no one will even care, so there’s even less reason to pity them.

    In 2005, while with 3/25 in Al Anbar Province, Sgt Harper got blown up inside of an Amtrac. He was a police officer in Virginia Beach in his civilian job. He doesn’t have a career with the Marines or the police anymore. SSgt Priestley lost a leg in a well planned ambush on May 8, 2005. His wife and kids probably would like to have a whole father in their family again. Forty-seven others of my battalion were killed and 120 or so were wounded. They don’t have cushy medical degrees to fall back on.

    Something went badly wrong here. I ask, who was in the best position to know something was wrong with this murderer? It wasn’t someone exerting subtle and unstated cultural preferences. The ones most able and with a duty to prevent this were those who saw him and his raving treasonous expressions and decided that this was part of the multicultural tolerance that others tolerate.

    Even if there was a culture of permissive tolerance of islamic cultures, no one in their right mind should think that the tolerance includes what this guy was up to.

    Not only should these officers accept a letter of reprimand without complaint, if they had any human decency or self respect, they would resign and stop polluting the uniform they’re wearing.

  8. major dad says:

    Go get em Skyler! You are right they are doctors and they will be fine and I doubt the Army will get rid of them anyhow. The PC environment is toxic and has many scared to say anything for fear of retribution. Having said that,somebody still should have had the stones to raise the BS flag on this POS.

  9. Skyler says:

    I really don’t like the creeping Dreyfuss mentality that a lot of people have about the military.

    In the Dreyfuss Affair, the French general staff decided to prosecute and condemn an innocent and completely uninvolved Jewish artillery officer for some crime to hide their own complicity.

    The nation of France was consumed with the matter, most people concluding that to question the honor of the general staff would be treasonous, because those generals were the defenders of France and all so wonderful and honorable and filled with the love of their country. Anyone doubting this must be a traitor to France.

    And then the other side was dominated by the leftist looneys who said that anything the military does is suspicious. It was just about to tear the nation apart until the Kaiser came in and did it for them.

    I think there are objective standards and people in the military should be held to standards. When they screw up, they should fess up or be punished, and the matters should not become left/right political litmus tests. Otherwise, we’ll be no better than the French.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    Maybe when this ends somebody down there’ll go after Pelosi for handing her husbands millions of dollars in contracts to run Reed. The place was described as a hell hole for wounded soldiers in June ’08 but the story somehow died, didn’t it, MSM?

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