The Associated Press reports on the quick decision that the Marines in the post below below won’t be punished. The USMC claims that there was no “malicious intent” in the picture – they had already investigated the incident last year. But of course, that’s not good enough for some people;
Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of Los Angeles’ Simon Wiesenthal Center, said he does not believe it was an innocent mistake and insisted the American public has a right to know what happened.
His organization – one of the largest international Jewish human rights groups with more than 400,000 members – is demanding Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta launch another investigation and discipline those involved.
Yeah, that’s the ticket. We really need the politicians launching an investigation in an election year. That’ll be fair for the Marines.
Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., said the scandals hurt U.S. military missions.
Explain how it hurt “military missions”, there Mikey. Of course, not far from the picture on MRFF’s website is a donation button – so we know what this is really about, don’t we? Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones quotes Mikey Weinstein (no relation) as saying;
Their behavior, Weinstein told me, “eviscerates good order, morale, and discipline,” in addition to angering non-Americans and alienating survivors of the Nazis’ atrocities.
If this is not a court-martial offense, there are no court-martial offenses.
Yuh, uh. WHy don’t we just put the whole military in jail while there’s no war, because we know that they’ll do something that offend the rest of us at one time or another.