The latest casualty of Obama’s war

Posted by Judson Phillips via Tea Party Nation

 

Who is it?

It is Staff Sergeant Robert Bales.

That’s right.  He is the man who is accused of and in fact killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan.

Since Obama has taken over running the war, he has imposed rules of engagement on our troops that have made them little more than targets.  He has made it clear that our troops are doing little more than marking time in Afghanistan.  They have been told they cannot win.   And if they actually fight the enemy, they could be prosecuted.  So they have to go through the motions.  They have to watch while the Afghans they are supposed to be helping turn on them and shoot them.

It is no wonder that Staff Sergeant Bales snapped.  Michael Yon predicted something like this would happen months ago.

Robert Bales has become the face of what is wrong in Afghanistan.

The Defense Secretary has already announced he believes that Bales will be tried and the government will seek the death penalty.

For Staff Sergeant Bales to be executed would be a travesty of justice.

However, the good news is, the chances of him being executed are remote.

When Bales goes to Court Martial, he will raise a mental health defense.  Since the death penalty is a potential punishment, Bales cannot plead guilty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but must go to trial.

Bales may try for an NGRI defense.  NGRI is not guilty by reason of insanity.   If he does not have a straight up NGRI defense, his lawyers will try another form of mental health defense.  Since he will be charged with premeditated murder, a mental health issue could negate premeditation and allow the jury to find him guilty of a lesser offense.  Even if he is found guilty of premeditated murder the mental health defense could keep him off of the military’s death row.

It will take a couple of years for Bales’ case to go to trial.  Unfortunately Bales will quickly fade from the public view until his trial.  That is unfortunate because the public needs to be debating and discussing what is going on in Afghanistan.

Our men and women in Afghanistan are not being allowed to win the war they were sent to fight.   Our men and women are bleeding and dying for what?

We should have learned long ago that we never send our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines into harm’s way unless we are going to win that war.

Obama does not want us to win the war.  He wants us to lose.

Robert Bales is one of the faces of what is wrong with the war in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama is the face of losing the war in Afghanistan.

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