I know, I know, presumption of innocence. Let’s not convict them without the facts. That’s normally true but in this case we have a confession:
I know everyone’s going to say it’s an isolated case, it happens in every war, it’s a few bad apples, etc. What a coincidence, though, that five guys capable of a crime like this all happened to find themselves together in one platoon. Sure, these guys, if guilty (and it looks like they are), will buy a lot of time at Leavenworth. The Military and civilian leadership will condememn it. Obviously, not many soldiers are like this. All that stuff is true. But is any of that really going to matter to the Iraqi people? How much other shit like this has happened that we don’t know about?
If these allegations are true, would I be an asshole if I said I’m not that sorry that two of these guys got smoked?