Smith is one of a series of low-ranking soldiers who have been tried for mistreating prisoners at Abu Ghraib. He could face up to nine years imprisonment.
Last week, Col. Thomas Pappas, testifying under immunity, acknowledged that he did not properly supervise dog handlers at Abu Ghraib.
[ cf M&C News ( emphasis mine ) ]
Gosh why did they give the Col. a grant of immunity to testify against a Sgt? Hum????
Which part of 'take care of your troops and your troops will take care of you' does this Poke High and Hard?
Sergeant Smith was found guilty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice of two counts of mistreatment involving three detainees, conspiring to make a contest of causing detainees to soil themselves, dereliction of duty and an indecent act, The A.P. reported.
[ cf AmericanPravda ]
What does one call it when one has beene found guilty under the UCMJ of Prisoner Abuse in a Time of War?
Or were those who were riling against the Evils of the Geneva Convention FORGETTING that when the United States Ratified our involvement with it, we implemented our part of that in american LAW - and folks might want to take the time to learn WHERE the UCMJ hangs in american criminal law.( From GitMo To Abu Ghraib to Where Next?Collapse )