A U.S. army private has testified about the stress of combat at a military hearing looking into allegations that four American soldiers raped and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl.But does 'we were so stressed out' really work?
Private First Class Justin Cross told a U.S. military court in Baghdad Tuesday that frequent deadly attacks by insurgents raised combat stress. He said constant fear depressed his platoon in the dangerous Mahmoudiya area south of Baghdad where the alleged rape and killing took place in March.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called for an independent inquiry into the incident.
[ cf VoA: US Military Court Hears of Combat Stress in Iraq Rape Case ]
Would it have been better to have gone with the "only following orders" solution instead???
Or is this just more of the same old failed liberalism whining about how the VOCHAS, hiding behind the moisten'd bint of HanoiAnnieCoulter, are failing to follow their ProWar Rhetoric into the Land of Opportunity, and that these Evil Veterans really should stop persecuting the VOCHAS because, well, these are Tough Times!!!!