Yes, the Associated Press reports that in yet another bow to political correctness, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has decided that Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood gunman can keep his beard for his trial in contradiction to Army policy and despite the fact that the Army is paying the little turd. But, that wasn’t enough. They also tossed the judge who issued the order that he shave off of the bench;
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn’t appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.
But the court said it was not ruling on whether the judge’s order violated Hasan’s religious rights. Hasan has argued that his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, although facial hair violates Army regulations.
“Should the next military judge find it necessary to address (Hasan’s) beard, such issues should be addressed and litigated anew,” judges wrote in the ruling.
What a bunch of gutless turds. This beard thing could go on for decades with such cowardly crap being handed down by this appeals court. They also determined that Judge Gross had allowed the trial to become a war of wills between the judge and Hasan, for some stupid reason, because the judge made the defense attorneys clean up after their client when he found an adult diaper and a medical waste bag in the courtroom.
This is the same kind of shit that led to the shooting in the first place. Big Army is scared to treat Hasan like they’d treat anyone else who was such a prick in their courtroom.
Thanks to cakmakli, Athena, contin, Stacy0311 and Derek, for the link.