An interesting question of justice
I received the below today and I found it thought provoking and worthy of a much larger audience. Please pass it on if you feel like I do.
I do not condone the actions of either individual but I have always believed that justice should be blind and administered fairly and the treatment of SSgt Bales does not seem fair. And the saddest part is that the unequal treatment is coming from our government
MAJOR HASAN vs SSGT ROBERT BALES
After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor (SecDef) to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah Akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible. So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately.
But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience. Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous.