In a news story sure to be used as “proof” that our military members are bad people, we hear of four military men who raped a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and killed her and her parents and younger sister. Rather than focusing on the reality that there are bad people in any large group, expect idiots everywhere to present this as a damnation of the entire US military. It is a disturbing occurance, but this is 4 people in group of well over 100,000 (and yes, I know there are other abuses, but again those are small numbers out of a large deployment).
Cortez, of Barstow, Calif., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of felony murder, rape and conspiracy to rape in a case considered among the worst atrocities by U.S. military personnel in Iraq.
In his plea agreement, he said he conspired with three other soldiers from the Fort Campbell-based 101st Airborne Division to rape 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi. The girl, her parents and a younger sister were all killed.
There will be all kinds of speculation for why this happened, but ultimately none of that matters. Theses idiots did something stupid, and the entire US military will be judged for this, likely along with the entire nation. (via Michelle Malkin)
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