This is what happens when Europe’s favored socialist American Presidential candidate falls from their grace by not pulling out of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Gitmo the way he said he would, only to engage in another battlefield in Libya. Now I am wondering if the New York Times, and others, will continually hammer this military case, and plaster the photos on the front page above the fold the way they did with Abu Ghraib for months/years. Will the democrats go all “Pol Pot” on Obama from the Congressional floor?
Der Speigel has released photos of US troops posing with dead Aghanis, tossing fuel on the fire about a trial of 12 US Servicemen that are accused of murder. If these troops did in fact commit murder, they’ll get no sympathy from me.
But the government’s case is weak. How do you prove murder in a war zone where people are expected to kill? There are a multitude of lesser offenses charged, which the accused are more likely guilty of, such as possession of pictures of dead enemy personnel.
My point here, shared by Weasel Zippers, is about media coverage of the case.
When Abu Ghraib came to light, damn near every Democrat and media outlet laid the blame squarely at the feet of George Bush, and his evil underlord, Darth Cheney.
Why do I suspect that in this case, the blame will fall squarely on the shoulders of the accused, or even on the Army as an institution for putting troops in such a hellish place. But not one finger will point its way toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.