The Sergeant, The Senator, and Treason

The Sergeant who some years ago left his post in that unnecessary and unwinnable war in
Afghanistan is either a hero, a traitor, or just a terribly young man in the wrong war at the wrong time. He spent terrible years of torture and probably said things he didn’t really mean.

Some years ago in Vietnam, Senator McCain was shot down over Vietnam, another unconstitutional war, and equally unwinnable war, confessed repeatedly to things he later recanted, once safely in the United States, and is, quite rightly regarded, despite his confessions to American war crimes, a hero. The two cases are not quite completely on all fours, as we say in the law. But the similarity is sufficient to compare with each other and with the undergirding of law.The president, of course, whatever Congress may think, may pardon the sergeant. (These vital paragraphs were somehow deleted from my essay a week or two ago, making the older essay mostly meaningful, but rendering its title incoherent. Dear editors of OneUtah, please place this essay in as the first paragraph in the previous piece). ed firmage xoxo

[Copied and pasted to your earlier post -Rich Warnick.]

  1. #1 by cav on June 22, 2014 - 4:23 am

    Whoever ‘the editors’ of oneuTah are, I think they’re oddly tasked with making us all seem incoherent. Funny that.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on June 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    This place always seems to go through odd problems. All left-seeming websites and radio programs get problems.

    Sean Hannity hums on.

  3. #3 by brewski on June 23, 2014 - 12:03 am

    I look forward to reading about the recanting.

    • #4 by cav on June 23, 2014 - 8:24 pm

      Won’t find it here: Jenifer Rubin interviews Richard Cheney (part 1)

  4. #5 by cav on June 24, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Nor will you find it in any ‘Unitary Executive’, even those with Nobel Peace Prizes under their belts. Seems they’re cogs in much larger wheels.

    Balkanization anyone?

  5. #6 by lazy larry on June 24, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Ed, McCain is displaying all the character of a psychopath.

    Are you sticking up for him? Needs to be put out to pasture.

    Ed, I hear you can get Alzheimer’s from aluminium….

    Could be time to take off your tinfoil hat.

    • #7 by cav on June 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm

      ‘McCain is a psychopath.’ There. Fixed that for ya.
      ‘(But he’s not the only one. He hopes someday we’ll join him and make hawkishness lots of fun)’
      Lamely paraphrasing J.L.

  6. #8 by cav on June 24, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    If one has decided to create their own, new, mo’betta’ ‘reality’, they must, at the same time destroy memory and remembrance.

  7. #9 by Larry Bergan on June 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Reality is in the eye of the decider’s advisers and the leftover “civil servants”/made men.

    I could be wrong and certainly hope I am.

  8. #10 by lazy larry on June 27, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Our current decider has funded jihadi terrorists in overthrowing sovereign states…its not going very well.

    May he burn in hell, he and bush can share a campfire.

    Welcome to hell, meet fiery Tweedle Dee, and Tweedle Dum…Cheney gets turned into a rock and can be a doorstop…to the Gates of Hell.

  9. #11 by Larry Bergan on June 28, 2014 - 10:15 pm

    I couldn’t help but notice that Cheney still has his cocker spaniel head-tilt thing going. War dogs aren’t that dumb. It seems like they give a crap about what you’re saying, but they really just want the money/feast.

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