Four soldiers, one from Fort Bliss, charged with cruelty (3:12 ...

Four American soldiers, including one from Fort Bliss, in Iraq have been charged with cruelty and maltreatment of soldiers in their platoon, the U.S. military said Friday. Full Story
HearDat

Placitas, NM

#1 Aug 22, 2009
They were in a country where it's okay to shoot and kill people...and these numbnuts are doing pushups!

“In the Desert”

Since: May 08

New York City

#2 Aug 22, 2009
We want them to be killers, we want them to go out and protect our country with all they have.

We train them to be able to kill children and women if need be.

And than we charge them with cruelty and maltreatment.

Yup..!

“In the Desert”

Since: May 08

New York City

#3 Aug 22, 2009
What exactly did those other soldiers do? That needs to have a much better explanation.
Dog Lover

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Aug 22, 2009
95Aggie

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 22, 2009
LCGirl wrote:
We want them to be killers, we want them to go out and protect our country with all they have.
We train them to be able to kill children and women if need be.
And than we charge them with cruelty and maltreatment.
Yup..!
Yes, as we should. If they are, for instance, killing children, women, civilians without cause, then yes, they should be charged. If they are abusing their fellow soldiers, how much worse is that than mistreating an enemy?

To act as if all restrictions on their behavior are lifted or any expectation of civility is excused because they are soldier or because they are in Iraq, is deplorable.

I hope justice, whatever that might be, is done.
Steve

San Angelo, TX

#6 Aug 23, 2009
95Aggie wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, as we should. If they are, for instance, killing children, women, civilians without cause, then yes, they should be charged. If they are abusing their fellow soldiers, how much worse is that than mistreating an enemy?
To act as if all restrictions on their behavior are lifted or any expectation of civility is excused because they are soldier or because they are in Iraq, is deplorable.
I hope justice, whatever that might be, is done.
Amen !
NM Vet

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Aug 23, 2009
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32509172/ns/us_ne ...

I read this article and it sounds like the treatment we got every day in training. I think someone is over reacting. It is unfortunate that the soldier shot himself, but this may not be the only reason he did so.
Remember, this guy joined the military, he was not drafted against his will like we were.
95Aggie

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Aug 29, 2009
NM Vet wrote:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32 509172/ns/us_ne...
I read this article and it sounds like the treatment we got every day in training.
But in training you ALL got yelled at, made to exercise, etc, right? Not just one guy?

Plus, he was in a combat zone, newly arrived and was clearly not doing well. The Army is supposed to be watching out for and protecting their soldiers, not pushing them closer to the edge.

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