It’s time for yet another update on that “fine general”, BG Jeffrey A. Sinclair.
You remember Sinclair, right – that Army BG accused of various types of . . . interesting conduct while deployed to Afghanistan? The same guy whose defense team (or someone else) apparently set up a PR web site to tell his side of the story – a site which IMO stops just short of admitting many if not virtually all of the accusations against him?
Recently, it appears Sinclair’s current defense team was trying to convince the military judge essentially to allow a trial by multiple juries. The defense’s rationale was a fear that a single court-martial panel might be “overwhelmed” while considering many different charges involving multiple accusers. I’m not sure I buy that; my guess is that they were angling for some oddball grounds for appeal if he’s convicted.
In any case, the military judge didn’t buy it. Sinclair will be tried by a single court-martial panel on all charges. The judge observed that the members of his court-martial panel – which will apparently consist of other GOs – would be “highly educated and likely to follow instructions”.
Gee – ya think?