WHAT a Despicable, Dishonorable WEASEL

How nice to have him in custody.

Marine who disappeared in Iraq in U.S. custody

A Lebanese-born U.S. Marine who allegedly deserted his post in Iraq and then faked a video showing his capture by militants is in U.S. custody after being on the lam for about 10 years, the Marine Corps said Sunday.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service worked with Cpl. Wassef Hassoun “to turn himself in and return to the United States to face charges under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice,” the Marine Corps said in a statement.

A Defense official said he was flown to the United States from a Middle East country, where he negotiated his return. The official asked not to be named since he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly. Hassoun has family in Lebanon.

I don’t want to hear anything about “he’s suffered enough”, either.

2 Responses to “WHAT a Despicable, Dishonorable WEASEL”

  1. aelfheld says:

    He’s only a corporal?

    Considering Bergdahl’s promotions while AWOL shouldn’t Hassoun be a Lt. Colonel by now?

  2. JeffS says:

    I forget my UCMJ — is desertion in wartime a capital offense?

    If not, that’s a pity, and Hassoun needs an extended tour in Leavenworth. Say, 50 years, and no chance of parole.

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