A soldier convicted in connection with prisoner abuse in Iraq was sent this week with his military police unit for another tour in Iraq, but the Army on Friday stopped him before he got there, a spokesman said.
Paul Boyce, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon, said the soldier, Spec. Santos A. Cardona, deployed on Monday from Fort Bragg, N.C., with the 23rd Military Police Company. He and his unit were in Kuwait preparing for movement into Iraq when the Army decided that for safety reasons he would not go into Iraq.
``We are extremely concerned, in light of the publicity about his situation, about his personal safety,'' Boyce said. ``So for the good of the soldier, as well as the situation, he has been stopped in Kuwait pending review by the chain of command.''
[ cf Deployment of Convicted Soldier Stopped ]
Well that so makes me feel safer. They are so concerned about his safety.... because he got convicted during the Abu Ghraib Fungle Fest.
Wow. That is Impressive. Thank God it is not about upholding the honor and integrity of the American Armed Forces!!!! Thank God it is not about the complex and twisted maze of having an American Trooper Kidnapped and the so called premier of iraq FORCING AMERICAN TROOPS to abandon their comrade in arms.....
Nope, here we have that sun shine world where the US Army Decides that the personal safety of a merely convicted trooper is important.
All Hail Great Leader!!! For Great Leader Is Great!!!
And in the fifth year of the Holy Crusade, loh the US Army was able to make recruitment numbers because they offered up 13,600+ exemptions to the STANDARDS, and they were even thinking about shipping their convicted troopers back in.....
Yes, All Hail Great Leader!!! For he has kept the VOCHAS out of harm!!!