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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 05:49 AM
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Boy, that was a quick court-martial. guilty on 3 counts of abuse
the damn court martial just started this morning, and already sivits is found guilty? i know the army does it different, but jeez.

this is breaking news so forgive me if i'm wrong here, just trying to keep abreast.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 05:50 AM
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1. He pled guilty
that was why it was so quick.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 05:54 AM
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2. He copped out and covered Rumbo's ass!
He will be decorated for bravery above and beyond the call by the high command!
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 05:57 AM
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3. falling on his sword. there's gonna be a lot of that
bush requires loyalty in his higher ups, but if the shit starts getting too close to him, everyone knows they must fall on their own swords to protect the bush empirical elitist family.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:06 AM
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6. Actually, it's common, even in civilian courts to cut a deal and plead
guilty. If he was really "falling on his sword" for Bush, why is part of the deal that he testify against the others (he was the whistleblower in the first place)?
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:00 AM
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4. It is not unusal for courts-martial to be over in one day. If no defense
is presented or offered and a plea bargin is reached then it is typical.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:03 AM
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5. i assume he didn't try to fight the charges
strange, i wonder if all of the other 'bad apples' will do the same.
england says she was following orders and her lawyers seem to indicate they are going to fight the charges against her.
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:17 AM
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9. From what I heard all the others are offering a defense.
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mirandaod Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:12 AM
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7. It's shameful
The enlisted people are going to take all the blame, and we'll never get to the truth about where the trouble started - at the top of the command structure. What a croc. I'm disgusted.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:15 AM
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8. many headlines say that bush sanctioned all of this with rummy
the trashing of the geneva convention rules after 9-11. funny huh?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 06:25 AM
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10. I don't think the ones at the top will get away with a cover up!
I'm hoping all the others are not cowards as well as sadists, like this one is! I knew lifers like him when I was in there! He takes care of the Army, the Army takes care of him! They always protect the ones that, "Get With The Program!"
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 07:00 AM
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11. He either 'got with the program' or
he would be sent out alone after curfew checking doors to make sure they were locked.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 11:45 AM
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12. Hi mirandaod!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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